African Union Headquarters
P.O. Box 3243
Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dear Leaders of the African Union:
My name is Dr. Quintessa Hathaway Hervey. I am a global citizen, and I have grave concerns about the enslavement of migrant workers in the country of Libya. This twenty first century issue is one that must be addressed strategically, methodically, and with the objectives of emancipation and stability for the Libyan people.
As global citizens and those in positions of authority, we are mandated to use our voices and power for the greater good. The world is in a posture of reaction when we had an opportunity to be proactive. We cannot afford to continue to be in oblivion as a nation slips into sociopolitical and economic ruin. The gross inequality and atrocity that is happening in Libya is our generational issue. As Former Ghanaian President Kwame Nkurmah stated so eloquently, “It is clear that we must find an African solution to our problems, and that this can only be found in African unity. Divided we are weak; united, Africa could become one of the greatest forces for good in the world.”
This is a social catastrophe that can be ended if we are willing. We must do more than denounce slavery in Libya. We must employ all resources in the African Union’s toolbox to abolish this oppressive act. We must do more. It is going to take a collective commitment from all stakeholders on the global stage to investigate, gather intelligence, and create preventative measures. You have the capacity to put individuals on the ground to disrupt the ongoing slavery in Libya. This matter may even require the armed forces of many nations to be exercised in order to bring liberation to the Libyan citizens.
I ask for your full throated, intentional, and expeditious effort to tackle the pressing issue of the day; the enslavement of the people of Libya. Although the continent of Africa is not new to slavery or mass deportation of human beings to be used as forced laborers, it is our duty to intervene when the matter is at our doorstep. Too much is at stake, lives are being transformed, and self-worth is being lost as we speak. I ask that the African Union do more to address this humanitarian crisis.
Dr. Quintessa Hathaway Hervey, Founder/Owner
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