NEWHAM TACKLES HUMAN TRAFFICKING AHEAD OF THE OLYMPICS
STOP THE TRAFFIK is to host an anti-trafficking event on Monday 14th November in Newham. The aim is to raise awareness about how human trafficking affects the Olympic borough and what local residents can do to prevent it ahead of the Games.
Local residents and professionals will get the chance to hear from both the Metrapolitan Police and Newham Council, as well as some of our amazing speakers from STOP THE TRAFFIK! The event will focus on equipping local residents to identify and report trafficking, as well as taking joined-up community action to raise public awareness and prevent exploitation.As one of the host boroughs for London 2012, there is a risk that criminal networks could take advantage of the opportunity that the Games provide and trick or force men, women, and children into exploitation in Newham. Here at STOP THE TRAFFIK we are working hard to prevent this from happening, and are teaming up with local authorities and police forces around the country ahead of the Olympic Games! Our intiative even has the support of the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, who said:
Next year London is going to play host to the Olympic Games. And there’s one thing I don’t want to see when the world comes to London and that is any increase in human trafficking. That why I’m so strongly supporting STOP THE TRAFFIK, to help the victims of human trafficking and to allow people more easily to identify and crack down on the perpetrators. So please get involved in STOP THE TRAFFIK, I think it’s a fantastic initiative. Let’s make sure that London 2012 is not only the best Olympic Games ever but an Olympic Games that is free of human trafficking.
There are still some free places available for local residents and professionals. The Newham Community Roadshow will take place on Monday 14th November, 5-7:30pm, at Well Community Centre, 49 Vicarage Lane, East Ham E6 6DQ.
To register and for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call STOP THE TRAFFIK on 020 7921 4258.