“Stop Human Trafficking!”: EU project holds awareness raising campaign for young people in Belarus
On 2-8 December, an awareness raising campaign called "Stop Human Trafficking!" will be held in Brest, Hrodna, Vitsiebsk, Mahiliou, and Homiel. The campaign is conducted in the framework of the EU/UNDP/UNICEF project "Preventing, Fighting and Addressing the Social Consequences of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Republic of Belarus" in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Belarus and the departments of education of the regional (oblast) executive committees.
The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness among young people on the issue of trafficking in human beings and rules for travelling abroad. The campaign is dedicated to the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which is commemorated every year on 2nd of December on the initiative of the United Nations.
In the framework of the campaign, thematic awareness raising events for students of universities and colleges will be organised at cinemas of the five cities. Activities will include interactive discussions on the issue of trafficking in human beings, quizzes on basic safety rules when travelling abroad, and the presentation of the video film "Inhuman Trafficking", depicting harrowing stories of young women trapped in sexual exploitation in Europe. The well-known entertainer and radio DJ Max Yugov will guide through the programme.
Schedule of events:
Brest: 2 December, cinema "Belarus", Sovetskaya st. 62
Hrodna: 3 December, cinema "Oktyabr", Popovich st. 3
Vitsiebsk: 6 December, cinema "Dom Kino", Lenin st. 40
Mahiliou: 7 December, cinema "Chyrvonaya zorka", Pervomaiskaya st. 14
Homiel: 8 December, cinema "Kalinin", Kommunarov st. 4
Events will start at 4 pm.
Representatives of the mass media are kindly invited to attend.
For more information, please contact Alexander Novikov, PR Specialist of the project, tel. (+375 17) 286 30 43, mobile: (+375 29) 671 88 91, e-mail: email@example.comBack to