Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Stop The Traffik Global Freedom Summit, London, UK

 STOP THE TRAFFIK invites YOU to the first

Next year, people from across the world will descend on London, as it hosts the 2012 Olympics

Meet two of them:

He’s a world-class sprinter.
She’s a normal young girl.

He’s lured by the promise of a gold medal.
She’s lured by the promise of a better education.

His trainer smiles and whispers to him “trust me, you’re the best”.
Her trafficker smiles and whispers to her “trust me, it’s in your best interests”.

His entourage take his bags off him.
Her trafficker takes her passport and documents.

He arrives at the hotel, his national anthem running through his head.
She arrives at the hotel, her trafficker’s threats running through her head.

He will be heading to the arena to face his destiny.
She will be heading to the brothel to face hers.

How his story ends? It’s up to him.
How her story ends? It’s up to us.

It’s up to the staff in that hotel to notice her.
It’s up to the guests in that hotel to realise something is wrong.
It’s up to her community at home to understand she may be in a vulnerable situation.
It’s up to every one of us to ensure that it is impossible for traffickers to hide themselves and their victims in our communities.

Communities in every corner of the world offer hospitality to those on a journey; a room, a bed, a warm welcome. But we want to know that that there is no room for trafficking.

The STOP THE TRAFFIK Global Freedom Summit will ... 

• assert people's right to travel safely
• create a hospitality industry that is alert to the issue and allows no room for trafficking
• empower communities to send out their own Global Travel Alert

Join Cherie Blair, UN representatives, community activists and global leaders

Date: Monday 11th April 2011
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Oasis Academy Enfield, 9 Kinetic Crescent, Innova Park,
Mollison Avenue, Enfield, London EN3 7XH
Registration cost: £5 per person.  ACT groups and schools can apply for sponsored places.

How to register: simply email with details of
the number of places you'd like to book


75 Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7HS
+44 (0)20 7921 4258 

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England & Wales No.6657145 and a Registered Charity No. 1127321

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