Archive for September, 2014
Together we can help the global campaign to end human trafficking September 30th 2014
In 2012 I was delighted to be asked to get involved with an innovative new arts project designed to raise awareness of human trafficking.
The ground-breaking project, conceived and led by the inspirational Ben Kaye, was something of a first; ‘Anya17’, a thought-provoking, emotionally-charged opera exposing the plight of victims of sex trafficking.
Since its premiere in 2012, it feels like the issue of sex trafficking has been in the international media headlines nearly every day. Thankfully, there are some great organisations shining the spotlight on the horrors of an ‘industry’ that preys on the vulnerable and dispossessed, and I urge you to lend them your support, if you can, or at least to learn more about this terrible modern-day slavery. Yes, their charity blogs, websites and other communications make uncomfortable reading, but perhaps together if we each do something, no matter how small, we might be able to make a difference.
You can connect with a range of charity and non-profit organisations leading the fight against people trafficking, including:
Two years later after its well-received inaugural performance, Anya17 continues to raise awareness of sex trafficking by taking its powerful message around the world. You can find out more here