Day of Action – Youth Stand Up to Human Trafficking

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On December 2nd, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, MTV EXIT Youth Ambassadors organised community events and activities across South East Asia to raise awareness about human trafficking. It was truly a day of action. From free jeepney rides around town to presentations at bus terminals, from film screenings to performance art, from live concerts to flash mobs, they proved once again that young people are all in the fight against modern slavery. We’re proud to be empowering the next generation of anti-trafficking advocates to protect themselves, educate their communities, and ensure future generations can live in a slave-free world.

Erlyn and MTV EXIT Youth Ambassadors from the Philippines held a film screening and concert in the University of San Carlos. They also set-up a freedom photo booth to build support in the fight against human trafficking.

Joey, Gian, and Clea from the Philippines hosted a Google Hangout at the University of Pangasinan about how young people can help in the fight against modern slavery.

Keith from the Philippines organized a series of school tours in Bislig, Surigao. Dubbed as the “cybersex capital of the Philippines”, his goal was to empower and inform the youth to stay safe and spread the word.

MTV EXIT Youth Ambassadors in Philippines offered free Jeepney rides in Davao, Cebu, and Manila and used it as an opportunity to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Joey, an MTV EXIT Youth Leader, spoke at a benefit concert in Manila for Typhoon Haiyan survivors about the vulnerability to human trafficking that people face after a natural disaster.

Yui, from Thailand Youth held a film screening and community discussion in Kho Konthee, Ranong, to reach at-risk populations living on the border of Thailand and Myanmar.

Gam from Thailand Youth held a film screening on the platform of Khon Kean Bus terminal to raise awareness about human trafficking in the North East of Thailand.

Koko from Thailand hosted an open forum discussion at Thammasat University on human trafficking and how to change negative attitudes about migrants.

Phuong from Vietnam organized a 2 day workshop and screened MTV EXIT videos for more than 50 students at Petro Vietnam University on how to effectively raise awareness about human trafficking.

Ha Dzim from Vietnam hosted a workshop entitled “Wise Migration Toward Safe Destination” for 100 students at the Finance and Banking University in Hanoi.

Nguyen Minh Hang from Vietnam, held an interactive event called “Together Put An End to Human Trafficking” at the Hanoi University of Culture Vietnam which featured musical guests, screening of MTV EXIT documentaries, and a discussion of human trafficking in Vietnam.

Hang from Vietnam held a free screening at Lotte Cinema Keangnam, Hanoi. Young people used their fingerprints to sign the T-shirt and raise their voice in the fight against human trafficking.

Myanmar Youth Ambassadors organized an edutainment performance in collaboration with five rising youth artists in Yangon. They led a community discussion and distributed educational flyers about human trafficking.

Myanmar Youth Ambassadors also screened an MTV EXIT documentary Enslaved an Enslaved in Yangon and collaborated with local youth dance crews for a flash mob in downtown Yangon.

 

Yaro from Cambodia held workshop in the Bantey Meanchey province near the Thailand boder to talk to students about safe migration practices.

Pirun from Cambodia hosted a workshop and a community concert in the Kampong Chhnang province to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Doni, an MTV EXIT Youth Leader, held an outreach event at Santa Maria school in Bandung. He also organized a theatrical performance at a traditional market and bus terminal where youth distributed flyers about human trafficking.

Fauzan from Indonesia organized a Running for Freedom race to raise awareness in Bandung. He also hosted a film screening in Pulosari Village.

Lukman from Indonesia preparing for his event “Student End Exploitation and Human Trafficking” which will take place in Sambas West Kalimantan.

Nadia from Indonesia hosted an online course about human trafficking in partnership with the Indonesian Future Leader in Jakarta.

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