STOP THE TRAFFIK invites you to the first Global Freedom Summit, which will take place in London on 11th April 2011.
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 for the night, his national anthem running through his head.
She arrives at the hotel for the night, her trafficker’s threats running through her head.
Tomorrow, he will be heading to the arena to face his destiny.
Tomorrow, 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 the right of people to travel safely.
- raise awareness of how to create communities in which there is no room for trafficking.
- call on communities to hold their own Freedom Summits to send out a 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the number of places you’d like to book.