Bikers in action against child trafficking

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Press Release

7th of September, 2016

Utrecht – To stand up against the exploitation of children in the sex industry, STOP THE TRAFFIK Netherlands has organized a motorbike ride, that will take place on the 25th of September.

The number of Dutch minors that has been exploited in the sex industry the past 5 years has increased by 64%. So the Dutch rapporteur of human trafficking has stated in her new rapport. STOP THE TRAFFIK rallies all motorbike riders to take a stand against this and to join their ride out against child trafficking. Because the innocence of a child ends up where sex trade begins.

Biker Ride Sponsored

The bikers will pay a registration fee (of ten euros) and call on their friends and families for sponsorship for their participation in the motorbike ride, as they tour to help support the work of STOP THE TRAFFIK and inform on the issues of human trafficking. The ride will be a total of 379 km, starting in Groningen and going through Zwolle, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Venlo, Eindhoven, Den Bosch, Utrecht and will finish in Amsterdam. There will be three places where riders can join up, in Groningen, Arnhem or Eindhoven.

Also there will be two free courses about spotting human trafficking and the prevention of sexual abuse, so motorbike riders can become active fighters against human trafficking themselves! The courses will be on the 16th and 21th September in Utrecht.

Prevention Project

Experts state that prevention should start at a young age. This is way the prevention project of STOP THE TRAFFIK focusses at children between 8 and 12 years. The project wants to prevent children from becoming a trafficker or becoming a victim of trafficking by teaching them the safety rules of a healthy relationship.

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a campaigning and awareness raising organisation that incites ordinary people to take action human trafficking in all its forms.

More information about participation in the motorbike ride and / or support can be found on www.stopthetraffik.nl.

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Note to editors: For more information, please email info@stopthetraffik.nl or call Stop The Traffik on +31 (0) 30 711 67 64.

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