Manchester Hit with Human Trafficking WARNING Notices!

WARNING! HUMAN TRAFFICKERS OPERATE HERE!

Manchester residents woke up this morning to find their neighbourhood flooded with Human Trafficking Warning Notices! Startled residents emerged in the early hours to find houses, cars, lamposts and trees all bearing STOP THE TRAFFIK’s notices, which are styled as a spoof of official police warning signs.

The Manchester ACT group (Active Community against Trafficking) rose at 4:00am this morning in order to plant the notices. They are designed to raise awareness about human trafficking within local communities and to inform residents that men, women and children are being recruited or forced into exploitation on a street near them.

The warning notices are designed to shock. They are designed to inspire action.

 The warning notices are being posted across Manchester, and other areas of the UK, today to mark the UK’s second official Anti-Slavery Day. They are a stark reminder that 204 years after William Wilberforce helped outlaw the slave trade in this country, modern slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking. Too little has been done to confront this most abhorrent human rights abuse.

The Manchester stunt should also be a reminder of the fantastic work that individuals, communities and ACT groups are doing all over the world to create communities in which it is harder for traffikers to hide themselves and their victims.

Community action is crucial.

Steve Chalke MBE, founder of STOP THE TRAFFIK and United Nations Special Advisor on Community Action against Human Trafficking, says that ‘Human trafficking starts in communities and can be stopped by communities. Local residents need to know what human trafficking is, how it affects them, and what they can do about it. Our ACT groups are leading the charge against this heinous crime – a new generation of Wilberforces for the twenty-first century.’

If you would like to use the poster and would like it edited with your community and your contact deatail then please let us know: info@stopthetraffik.org or 02079214258

9 thoughts on “Manchester Hit with Human Trafficking WARNING Notices!

    1. Thank you for your feedback regarding our Warning Notices. The Warning Notices are not designed to target anyone specifically and we are sorry if you felt personally targeted. The aim was to raise specific awareness that human trafficking is taking place in communities up and down the country. Whilst the notices are intended to shock this is only in so far as to inspire action and never to insult or upset people. We appreciate your feedback and we will consider your comments when taking this forward.

  1. Anonymous

    Yes, thank you very much for leaving this sticker on my door. I peeled it off and threw it in the bin, though now I have a large amount of sticky paper residue that is quite difficult to remove. I understand that you are passionate about your cause, but I find this kind of stunt very annoying.
    Would have been great if I’d been away from home for a few weeks with a “no-one home” burglar advertisement stuck to my front door.

    1. Thank you for your feedback regarding our Warning Notices. The Warning Notices are not designed to target anyone specifically and we are sorry if you felt personally targeted. The aim was to raise specific awareness that human trafficking is taking place in communities up and down the country. Whilst the notices are intended to shock this is only in so far as to inspire action and never to insult or upset people. We appreciate your feedback and we will consider your comments when taking this forward.

      In the production of the Warning Notice we undertook a rigorous risk assessment which involved testing the stickers’ adhesive on various surfaces and we had no problems. We are sorry that this was not the case for you.

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  4. Anonymous

    Keep up the fantastic work you are doing! I have burried my head in the sand regarding this slavery because it was to upsetting. But I am now i the process of trying to find a way to help and you have inspired me. It could be my daughter or family from those who commented above,then we would look for help! I will be praying and our church for you all that you will be encouraged as you fight for the freedom of these young people. May the Lord bless you and give you strength!

  5. heather

    The notices are brilliant + I am very very happy to see them up. However I can’t help but wonder if they would be better in different languages including a helpline so those who are victims know where they can get help. Especially if they are here against their will + don’t know the language. Peace.

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