On Saturday September 28, members of Croydon Community Against Trafficking, or CCAT, will be completing a 10-kilometre (a little more than six miles) walk chained together to raise awareness about victims of human trafficking.
CCAT has staged a highly successful campaign locally to get the police to take this modern-day slavery seriously. CCAT also worked to force Croydon newspapers to remove sex industry adverts, many of which were linked with human trafficking.
They state that Croydon is one of the biggest “ports” for human trafficking in the UK, with 50 per cent of trafficking victims being children. “The majority of these victims are forced into the commercial sex trade,” CCAT says.
A stall outside Allders will be in place to provide further information about this issue.
The Chain Walk is a development from the Stiletto Walk completed by CCAT members in the last 3 years. Whilst the Stiletto Walk highlighted the plight of women trafficked into the sex industry, the Chain Walk reminds us that there are many victims of human trafficking, both men and women, held in many different forms of slavery.
Donations can be made here: www.justgiving.com/chainwalk
For further information contact: Anna Arthur 07733 221949
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