While I’m always about fun and games and celebrity stalking, I do have a preachy side to me which I try to keep it under wraps as I’ve realised that I freak people out when I get started. 🙂
Also, I usually am more concerned about environmental than human causes but I took a bit more interest in human trafficking after learning more about the plight of the victims from MTV EXIT (via the folks at MTV Asia) when the office was opened in Singapore… I think it’s the office. I can’t remember exactly now.
The plight of the people who are victims of human trafficking is actually pretty heart-breaking. It’s not hard to cry/feel like crying after watching the documentary every time. No one should have to live their lives in fear and especially, forced into the sex trade.
Hosted by Han Geng, “Human Traffic: China” tells the stories of real people affected by the human trafficking trade in China and the region: Xiao Xiang, a young Chinese boy abducted for for illegal domestic adoption; Kyi Kyi, a woman from Myanmar trafficked to China for forced marriage; and Thien, a young girl from Vietnam trafficked to China as a forced sex worker.
The documentary is 36 minutes long and in Mandarin with English subtitles. You can watch the 36 minutes long documentary here:
To report suspected cases of human trafficking and exploitation in China, please call 110.
The production of “Human Traffic: China” was made possible through on-the-ground support from the China Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and the United Nations Inter Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP). The documentary was produced in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Walk Free and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transportation, and receipt of a person for sexual or economical exploitation by force, fraud, coercion, or deception” in order to make a profit. It is a form of modern-day slavery with the UN estimating that there are more than 20 million people living in slavery around the world, with the majority of these victims in Asia and the Pacific.
MTV EXIT is the world’s largest behaviour change campaign in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Harnessing the power of the MTV brand, MTV EXIT’s mission is to contribute to a reduction in human trafficking through the design and implementation of innovative on-air, on-the- ground and online activities that equip young people to make informed, empowered decisions. Launched in 2004, MTV EXIT has held 38 awareness-raising concerts in 18 countries, reaching over 800,000 people on the ground with critical information about human trafficking. More than 87 million people have watched MTV EXIT programs on television, and thousands more have attended over 200 community outreach events.
For more information, please visit www.mtvexit.org.