those days are not over

stop the traffik are beginning another campaign aimed at raising the awareness of local communities to the presence of traffiking, and encouraging people to action.

one of the things that we can do is to send a letter to our government (local, national) to ask what they are doing to prevent traffiking, and if there is anything else that we can do to help stamp out this rot.

you can find some UK specific information on thetruthisntsexy website, which is a campaign that has run for a year to raise awareness of the problem of sex traffiking in the UK in particular - raising awareness and making sure that we don't forget that this is a current issue which still needs tackling and isn't going to go away. that campaign is over now, as they pass on the baton to those who've been involved, and others, like stop the traffik, who continue on a more global scale.

sting may have wished his plaintive 'raaaaaaxanne' to ring with truth - but the truth is that women are still bought and sold, still treated as chattels, still silenced, still pushed into the private sphere where they can be abused. unfortunately the days of the red light are still with us.

the question is, what are we going to do about it?

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