Two weeks ago Girls Going Wild In Red Light District went viral and gained a lot of attention worldwide. Here is the story behind the video.
Many of you will have seen our video on YouTube after it was shared a few weeks ago by media company Upworthy. Views have skyrocketed with 6,683,971 official views and over 50,000 views through YouTube users who have re-uploaded it. 
The video was made by Duval Guillaume Modem, a PR agency in Belgium and focuses on women trafficked into sexual exploitation in the Netherlands. Women who have not chosen to work there but were tricked and deceived.
The video is not a commentary on those who have made a choice; it’s about those who haven’t.
Esta, STOP THE TRAFFIK Nederland Coordinator comments:
“We hope that people will do more than just ‘like’ or share this clip. We hope that they will try to find out more about trafficking and what is going on. Because STOP THE TRAFFIK isn’t just about human trafficking in the sex industry.”
Figures estimate that at least 9,000 women have been trafficked into the Netherlands for sexual exploitation. This is a proportion of an estimated 30,000 victims of human trafficking in the Netherlands for all different types of exploitation including forced labour and domestic servitude .
This issue is very real and very much happening on our own doorsteps, in the Netherlands, in the UK and in most countries around the world.
We hope this video shocks, we hope it stirs and we hope it moves people to want to take action.
STOP THE TRAFFIK is a movement; we are about the actions people can take to prevent human trafficking through campaigning and taking action where they live.
We are not a ‘rescue charity’ although we do work in partnership with those who work directly with victims.
All people from places around the world, ages, cultures and faiths are a part of STOP THE TRAFFIK. We stimulate and welcome intelligent conversation and debate from all corners; but more than that we want to highlight it, to uncover it. Because this crime thrives in the dark.
Some of the millions of people who have watched it will hopefully have been inspired to get involved and work to prevent human trafficking.
We want people to help Stop the Traffik.
So take action…
- Join the BIG Auction.
- Take part in our chocolate campaign.
- Become a local activist and raise awareness of human trafficking in your community.
There are a few different version of the film out there, our version is below.
 Views of the official versions of the video on YouTube, our profile (So You Think You Will Dance?) and on that of Duval Guillaume, the Communications company who made the video, (Girls Going Wild in Red Light District).