A day in the life of a 16 year old at STOP THE TRAFFIK

Hey everyone! It’s Lily here, and having spent the day doing work experience at the STOP THE TRAFFIK office in London, I’ve been asked to write a blog post about what I’ve learnt. Well, the first thing I learnt is that the underground during the morning rush hour is not much fun. After finally arriving at the office and meeting the team, I was given the task of writing letters to all the schools in my area to ask them to join the START FREEDOM campaign. One of the things that shocked me the most whilst researching START FREEDOM was the fact that most of the victims of human trafficking are under the age of 18.

I was also asked to do some research on the link between human trafficking and the 2012 Olympics, which is a huge concern because it is expected that many women will be illegal trafficked into England for sexual exploitation to supply the demand from the thousands of workers and spectators who will be in London for the Olympics. As well as the work I was given to do, I managed to eavesdrop on the other conversations going on, meaning I learnt a bit about the current chocolate campaign. All in all, it has been a really informative and actually very fun day- the others are currently bobbing their heads to the wide variety of songs being played, which seems like a great way to start the weekend.

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