STOP THE TRAFFIK have just returned from a trip to Egypt.
We were invited to take part in a conference in Luxor called End Trafficking Now. The conference lasted 3 days and included:
– a live debate in Luxor temple recorded for BBC World Service (which was incidentally frustrating and left me grinding my teeth)
– a business award for commitments to anti-trafficking work
– talks by princesses (seriously), Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
– a STOP THE TRAFFIK Freedom Wall!
– a lot of baklava
In true STOP THE TRAFFIK style, we were there to run a day with 130 young people. The first session was with a fabulous group of about 20 students from the International School in Genève.
They had to find creative ways to teach each other about different types of trafficking; the winning piece was a play on the controversial issue of trafficking for forced marriage. The presenter of Egypt TV saw it and asked some of those involved to go LIVE on TV to 5 million people! You can watch the interview here (it is in Arabic)
It was such a great experience and after our session we were all buzzing with ideas and plans to make Genève traffik aware!
The second session was a 5 hour seminar for 50 students from the Susan Mubarak women’s movement for peace (find out more here) and 50 international students. We met a lot of fantastic people, saw a lot of passion and now have plans to literally dominate the world (in a positive anti-trafficking way).
Here are some more picture of our working holiday trip enjoy!