Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Stop the Traffik: People Shouldn’t be Bought and Sold

Men, women and children are trafficked within their own countries and across international borders. Trafficking affects every continent and every country, whether it's an origin country where people are trafficked from; a transit country where people are trafficked through; or a destination country where people are trafficked to. Often a country will be all three.
Due to the hidden and illegal nature of human trafficking, gathering statistics on the scale of the problem is difficult. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime stated that People trafficking is the fastest growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organised crime”.

Find out more about the scale of human trafficking and read some real life stories.

Today’s post is about an organization called STOP THE TRAFFIK. Stop the Traffik is a global movement of individuals, communities and organisations fighting to prevent human trafficking around the world.

Every instance of trafficking involves a person being trafficked from a community into a community. Therefore the community must work together to prevent it. Stop the Traffik are turning communities into places where it is harder for traffickers to hide their activities and their victims. They work to inspire, inform, equip and mobilise communities to:

               Know what trafficking is and how to identify it
               Know how to protect themselves and others
               Know how to respond

They aim unite people around the world through our global campaigns and promote the motto that we are stronger and can create greater change when we work together.

Stop the Traffik campaigns to:
  Target decision makers to exert their influence to prevent human trafficking
  Build the global movement by continually reaching out to new people 
  Raise money for projects that protect those who are most vulnerable
  Gather information from the community to develop up-to-date information to rival the trafficker's network

STOP THE TRAFFIK was set up in 2006 and has over 45, 000 members in 257 countries around the world.

To get involved, visit the Take action section of their site. You can also
find groups, activists and campaigns near you to get involved with!


Ronell x

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;” {Isaiah 61v1}

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