- We are fighting to stop trafficking in Nepal. You can support our campaign by visiting the link below and donating! Read on to see how human trafficking plays a role in the UK.
- Anti-Slavery day was created by an Act of Parliament in 2010 to raise awareness of modern slavery and to inspire people to eliminate it in the UK. Trafficking in the UK has gained substantial media attention over the past year.
- Statistics released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) suggest that thousands of people have been trafficked to the UK and kept in conditions of modern slavery in the past year, with the number of potential victims increasing by 22% since 2012, with victims from more than 86 countries, of whom 602 victims were children.
- To combat child trafficking, a form of slavery, in Nepal, Childreach Nepal has launched the Taught Not Trafficked campaign that hopes to combat child trafficking through improving the quality of education. The trafficking of children is defined as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer,harbouring and/or receipt” of a child for the purpose of exploitation.
- Though statistics regarding the magnitude of child trafficking are difficult to obtain, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that 1.2 million children are trafficked each year. Children being trafficked from Nepal constitute approximately 20,000; 36% of all Nepali trafficking victims, and it is believed that this figure is on the rise.
- In partnership with Sold the Movie, Taught Not Trafficked aims to shine a light on the issue and support Childreach Nepal’s child trafficking prevention work in Nepal, which will keep children in school and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse, including trafficking, as a child in school is proven to be at significantly lower risk of being trafficked than a child who is dropped out. The campaign was launched at the London Indian Film Festival in July 2014.
- Our project will make sure that thousands of girls and boys complete basic education, as well as make teachers, parents and communities more aware of the dangers of trafficking and sending their children abroad, and how they can turn schools and communities into places where children are learning, are valued, and are happy.
- To find out more about the project and how you can get involved visit our website: www.childreach.org.uk/TaughtNotTrafficked/ …
- But #TaughtNotTrafficked is just one of many initiatives run by other organisations to stop modern day slavery, check them out below....
Other Initiatives related to Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery...
- STOP THE TRAFFIK UK a global movement of individuals, communities & organisations fighting to prevent human trafficking.
- Unchosen is unique in using film to raise awareness of modern day slavery in the UK and Ireland.
- Barnardo works to transform the lives of vulnerable children and young people.