More than Gold, an inter-denominational Christian organisation, in conjunction with Stop the Traffik placed the UN.Gift Boxes around Glasgow city centre to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern day slavery. Each box highlighted different forms of modern slavery: forced labour, domestic servitude, forced street crime and sexual exploitation.
At total of twenty six Soroptimists from all over Scotland took part staffing two separate boxes: thirteen ladies from Scotland North clubs.
Between the two UN Boxes – which were sited in Sauchiehall Street- we obtained over 500 signatures for Stop The Traffick ‘transparency in the supply chain’ petition which will be sent to the Scottish Government. This means we chatted with over 500 people about MDS in all it’s forms.
In central Glasgow we raised awareness of the work of Soroptimists and our activities have been well broadcast through social media…Twitter and Facebook.
Most of the participants have Stop the Traffick – T shirts, which will be great for campaigning in our own cities and towns around Anti-Slavery Day and Human Rights Days.