Quick, look around! Do you have an EXIT plan? No, I’m not talking about escaping a burning building, leaving your current job, or getting away for the weekend. Think bigger. I’m talking about your exit plan for a global phenomenon that’s affecting over 20 million people around the world today. What’s your plan to help end human trafficking and exploitation?
Don’t run for the exit! Yes, human trafficking and exploitation are big, complex issues but every action, no matter how small, makes a difference. You just need a plan and that’s where MTV EXIT’s new toolkit, comes in. My EXIT Plan is your blueprint to help you (yes, you) raise awareness about this global crime in your school, neighborhood, office, or community.
It’s easy! My EXIT Plan is divided into 8 simple steps to help you take action today against trafficking and exploitation:
- Know the issue
- Know your audience
- Develop a key message
- Choose an action
- Plan and promote
- Take it online
Whether you’re just starting to think about doing something in your community or finalising event details, the toolkit has tips and lists to help make your activity a smashing success!
- Trying to get a handle on what human trafficking & exploitation are all about? Check out our 10 quick facts to help you understand the basics. For example, did you know that victims are often trafficked by people they know and trust?
- Not sure what to do? Our action ideas are not only creative and fun; they’ll ensure you get the message across. With everything from film screenings to art exhibits you’ll find ideas that will work for all ages and across different cultures.
- Looking for inspiration? Read words of encouragement from others who are standing up against modern slavery. Get practical advice from our Youth Leaders across Southeast Asia, like Hang in Vietnam who leads VEXIT, a group taking action to raise awareness about trafficking and safe migration.
I know the realities of human trafficking and exploitation can seem overwhelming but if I’ve learned anything from working on this issue it’s that even small actions can make the seemingly impossible possible. So help us find an EXIT and join the global movement to end modern slavery. Stand up and take action today.Download the Toolkit
Lindsey Higgs is a Youth Engagement Manager at MTV EXIT