Trafficking and Slavery
The club hosted a GIFT box from 18th – 26th October which was a great experience for all involved
STOP THE TRAFFIK and United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) teamed up and created the GIFT box and launched them at the 2012 Olympics . The GIFT boxes have proven to be successful in large-scale awareness raising; introducing people to the issue of human trafficking and inspiring them to want to take further action. The boxes attracted over half a million people who were engaged and educated about human trafficking.
Each GIFT box is a walk-in piece of public art, symbolising the way in which traffickers entice their victims with false promises. The outside of the box offers the “gift” of a brighter new life. Bright and beguiling, people can’t help but be intrigued. Once inside they realise the deception. They are confronted with a three dimensional, thought-provoking and interactive experience, which introduces the grim reality that victims of human trafficking are forced into. The stories in the boxes are all based on cases that have taken place in the UK. Names have been changed and models have been used for the photography to protect the identity of the victims.
By encouraging and facilitating cooperation and coordination, UN.GIFT aims to create synergies among the anti-trafficking activities of UN agencies, international organisations and other stakeholders to develop the most efficient and cost-effective tools and good practices. UN.GIFT works to ensure that everybody takes responsibility for this fight.
The promise of a better life, an education, a good job, expensive gifts and a loving relationship are all enticing promises. But things aren’t always what they seem.
Enjoy the pictures from the GIFT box in Church Street St Helens October 2013
People are trafficked from a community and into a community, therefore the community must work together to prevent it
80% of those trafficked are women and girls 15% are minors.
Trafficking in the Chocolate Industry
Members asked family, friends, colleagues and neighbours to sign the postcards from Stop the Traffik. The postcards campaign for a traffik-free Toblerone, asking Mondelez to take action to end child trafficking in the cocoa industry. We managed to get 500 cards signed and sent to Mondelez in time for Anti-Slavery Day.
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Purple Teardrop Campaign