If every year thousands of girls and women are promised a dancing career in Europe, and they end up working in brothels, who’s fault is that?
This add, created by Duval Guillaume Modem, aims to bring awareness to human trafficking and slavery.
“So you think you will dance? Sometimes things are not what they seem. Men, women and children are trafficked – tricked, forced and exploited in the sex industry. Awareness campaign created by Duval Guillaume Modem and produced by monodot in support of STOP THE TRAFFIK.”
At the end of the choreographed dance show, the men who are standing around watching the show, look horrified when the words ‘Every year, thousands of women are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly, they end up here. Stop the traffik. People shouldn’t be bought or sold.’ flash up on the screen. There jaws literally drop open as if the idea of women being forced into sex-work has only just occurred to them.
You can read more about how this video has gone viral here.
Who would think that in this day and age, women could be bought and sold as if they were nothing more than a commodity. When men (and women) pay for sex, wouldn’t they consider that maybe, just maybe, the person they are about to pay is not working as a sex-worker willingly? Wouldn’t that be something they’d take notice of? And if they did notice it, wouldn’t they do something about it? Or is it something that is just accepted by a client? If one person can treat another person like a piece of meat (one that can be traded over and over, until it’s time to get a new one), and men and women’s bodies can be capitalised on, then we, as a human race, have not evolved very far from barbarism at all.
STOP THE TRAFFIK is a group of communities, individuals, and organisations who fight to protect people who are trafficked, prevent the sale of people and prosecute the traffickers. They have over 10,000 activists around the world, in fifty countries. Their aims are to raise awareness about human trafficking, advocate for change within communities, and create an environment where it is difficult to exploit people. They also organise fundraising so they can finance ‘Stop the Traffik’ projects and anti-trafficking ventures, which work with their advocates and those vulnerable to being trafficked as well as those who have been trafficked.
As they say on their website:
“When people act, things change.”
You can help take action here.
If this were to continue happening, it would be our fault, as a society, for allowing the practice to continue.