Global Walk Aims To Stop Slavery
Walk For Freedom 2015 – Worldwide and in Berlin and Seven other German Cities
On October 17, individuals and community groups from Berlin will participate in a global event that is mobilizing people to help stop human trafficking. The event is The A21 Campaign’s “Walk For Freedom” - aiming to shed light on the 27 million men, women, and children who are still trapped in slavery today.
With over 17 different countries participating in last year’s walk, The A21 Campaign, a global anti-human trafficking organization, aims to raise even more awareness and funds in their 2nd annual “Walk For Freedom” 2015.
The Walk For Freedom’s signature attention-grabbing factor entails a single file line of female participants dressed in black and with high heels. As the line moves throughout each city, information about human trafficking is distributed to onlookers. However, the true multiplication of this message is seen globally through media coverage and pictures distributed through social media.
Modern-day slavery is a global reality that affects every continent and economic structure. The reality is that there is no action without awareness. Through the “Walk For Freedom”, A21’s goal is to generate conversations that lead to improvements in global aftercare efforts and the prosecution of traffickers worldwide.
Christine Caine, A21’s Founder, says, “The Walk For Freedom plays an integral role in the fight against human trafficking. It’s not just about taking a walk through a popular city, or simply handing out a pile of flyers; it’s about shining a spotlight on injustice and mobilising people to take action. Together we can rescue, restore, and rebuild the lives of human trafficking victims.”
This year, there are more opportunities than ever before to make every step for freedom count. From Sydney to Los Angeles, London to Berlin, participants are able to join a walk, host a walk, or even support a walker. For more details, visit www.A21.org/walk.
Walk For Freedom Event Details:
Meeting Point: Jewish Monument, next to Brandenburger Tor
Date and Time: 17.10.2015, Meeting Point at 10 am, Start 11 am
Contact for Questions or Interviews: Linda Guddat
Event Registration possible here
About The A21 Campaign
The A21 Campaign is a global anti-human trafficking organisation with ten offices around the world. A21’s work is based on a four-pillared strategy adopted from the United Nations’ Palermo protocol, which includes: Prevention (awareness and education), Protection (crisis shelters and transition homes), Prosecution (legal response), and Partnerships (government, police, and community).