Bridgend Soroptimists hosted a breakfast at the home of one of their members, Carys Brown on 23rd October. The event was to fundraise for the Purple Teardrop campaign which promotes human rights with a key focus on the infringement of human rights suffered by the victims of people trafficking.
Carys explains, “I am a keen supporter of the Purple Teardrop campaign which was started by Soroptimist International of Poole following all the work Soroptimists were doing at the outset of our campaign against human trafficking in 2008. This breakfast which also marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October, is to raise awareness about the plight of women and children who are trafficked and to help us recognise the signs and notice suspected human trafficking activity. Sadly it is happening everywhere and it is important that we are more aware and know what to do if we suspect something.”
If you see something suspicious or believe that trafficked women and children are being exploited, report it to the confidential phone line for Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.