Stop the Traffik is an international coalition working to stop the sale of people, prosecute those responsible for such abuse and protect victims. The movement has more than a thousand member organisations across the world which actively campaign to resist this modern form of slavery. Through education, fundraising, direct petitions and appeals to those in power, Stop the Traffik is resisting what it describes as the ‘fastest growing global crime.’
The website provides case studies and background which give a disturbing picture of the extent of the problem. You can find out how to get involved and keep track of the progress of specific campaigns. There are downloadable resources which could be used in a class or to raise awareness of these issues in your area. There is also a schedule of events, which includes details of speeches, concerts and conferences around the country. The website has a blog, a presence on MySpace and Facebook, and is available is several languages.
Stop the Traffik’s work was recognised in 2007 when it was presented with the Advocacy Award at the New Statesman’s New Media Awards.
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