It seems just like yesterday that the Taught, Not Trafficked campaign was travelling the length and breadth of the UK, raising awareness of one of the biggest human rights issues of our time: human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through a partnership with SOLD The Movie, we showed the story of Lakshmi—a young Nepali girl who is trafficked to India for sex. After each showing of the film, we were honoured to have the support of dozens of inspiring panellists across the UK. At Childreach, we firmly believe that the fight against human trafficking requires collaboration.
Thanks to our amazing supporters and panellists, we have started a discussion in Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Hull, Liverpool, London, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Sheffield, Southampton, St Andrews and York. Details of the panellists can be found here.
As well as our wonderful panellists, our sincere thanks go out to all who helped with the campaign tour.
SOLD- A huge thank you must go to the fantastic makers of the incredibly powerful film SOLD. Through the story of just one girl, the story of so many others is told. We can’t wait to see it go from strength to strength.
RAGs, Childreach Societies, Unions- As ever, our inspiring RAG, Society and Union partners showed remarkable support all across the UK. Quite simply, the campaign tour would not have been a success without them.
Venues- We must acknowledge the huge generosity from so many incredible venues across the UK. From the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool to Bristol Cathedral, from the BT Tower to cinemas and theatres in each city — we are very grateful for all their support and collaboration.
Press- Across the UK we were inspired by how much press coverage the issue received. Thank you to BBC Radio Merseyside, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Norfolk and Kingdom FM for covering the issue by radio. To BBC Look East for a piece on TV. Finally, to Aberdeen Press and Journal, Fife Today, Nouse, Herald Scotland, Eastern Daily Press, The Hullfire and all the other fantastic press outlets who published pieces.
Sponsors and Partners- It was an honour to partner on the events with so many incredible partners, including the Women of the World Festival, Trust Women Conference, Rotary Action Group Against Slavery, Centre for the Study of International Slavery, Phase Worldwide, Stop The Traffik, Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund, Changing Cases and so, so many others.
The tour may be over but the campaign goes on. We must do all we can to shine a light on one of the biggest human rights issues of our time. We believe that children should be Taught, Not Trafficked.
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