MTV EXIT Puts Cross-Border Human Trafficking In The Spotlight At Mae Sot Roadshow

174903Over 500 Thai and Myanmar people living in the Thai border town of Mae Sot joined MTV EXIT's Roadshow activities from 22-24 November, gaining valuable knowledge about human trafficking and safe migration.

The Roadshow kicked off with a training session for twenty-five Thai and Myanmar Youth Leaders.

The session provided instruction on trafficking trends in Mae Sot, safe migration practices and labour rights protection. The Youth Leaders used what they learned to developed a play about human trafficking, which they performed live to Blue FM's listeners.

On 24 November, more than 500 people from Mae Sot and surrounding areas turned out to watch popular Thai singers Patcha and Tee, and Myanmar band Tanaka, take the stage at Mae Sot District Office.

NGOs at the concert venue distributed leaflets and posters in Thai and Myanmar language with human trafficking information and helpline numbers.

Over 400 people attended a free public film screening of "Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special", hosted by MTV EXIT and local NGO Help without Frontiers at Wat Chumpol on 23 November. "Enslaved" provides a powerful education on the dangers of human trafficking and how to make safe migration choices.

The MTV EXIT Mae Sot Roadshow was produced in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, USAID, ILO's Sapang Siang Campaign and World Vision. It was supported by IOM, the Labour Law Clinic, Help without Frontiers and Blue FM.

If you suspect a case of human trafficking in Thailand, call 1300.


Source = MTV EXIT
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