Stop Human Trafficking - UST Partners APSA
On Mar 21, 2017
|Trivandrum: The Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA) in association with UST Global have been doing a campaign in their efforts to stop human trafficking and spreading awareness amongst citizens and potential victims. They conducted street plays, mimes, messages on radio channels and social media. The campaign focused on spreading awareness at the increasing social evil of trafficking of children, particularly young girls and the impact on the child, family and society.
Last week, a street play was conducted in Bangalore where a team from Nemmadi theatre group staged a Street Play to help children and their parents understand how young girls are easy targets for trafficking. According to NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau), Bengaluru tops the list in Karnataka, registering the maximum number of missing or kidnapping complaints. Nagaraj, Area Corporator, was present at the event.
Speaking at the event, P Lakshapathy, Executive Director & Founder, APSA, said, “Our 16-day campaign on ‘Every8Minutes’ was received very well. This year, we continue to motivate the public to report incidents of trafficking and child abuse. Out of the 100 girls who go missing, only 64% of the cases get reported. We request our citizens to be alert and either call the police on 100 or report an incident to us at our Child Helpline center 1098.”
|Sudhansu Panigrahi, GM & Center Head, Bangalore, UST Global, said, “We have been associated with APSA from 2015. According to a recent report by NCRB, every eight minutes a child goes missing in India; and of about 3 million sex workers in India, 40% are children aged under 18. It is time we all come together and fight this in our own little way. I urge everyone to be alert and report any incidents they come across.”
The key message is a request to all citizens to be alert and report all incidents to the child helpline number 1098 or to the police helpline number 100.