Sorop­ti­mists In­ter­na­tional, Crieff

Strathearn Herald - - CLUB NEWS -

Sorop­ti­mists from all over the UK are work­ing to es­tab­lish the pub­lic’s knowl­edge of Hu­man Traf­fick­ing and Mod­ern Day Slav­ery. From Oc­to­ber 1 to 7, 2017, Sorop­ti­mists from S I Crieff, Scot­land North, as part of their mis­sion to in­spire ac­tion and trans­form the lives of women and girls world-wide are en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers of the pub­lic to com­plete the UK wide sur­vey un­der­taken by the Sorop­ti­mist United King­dom Pro­gramme Ac­tion Com­mit­tee (UKPAC). Work­ing with the UK Mod­ern Slav­ery Train­ing De­liv­ery Group, which is part of the Govern­ment’s strat­egy to com­bat traf­fick­ing and slav­ery, the in­ten­tion is to find out the ex­tent of pub­lic knowl­edge of Hu­man Traf­fick­ing and Mod­ern Slav­ery. The re­sults will help to in­form and di­rect their work. The on-line ver­sion of the sur­vey is ac­cessed­vey and it is hoped that a wide range of in­di­vid­u­als will give a few min­utes of their time to log in and com­plete the sur­vey. Sorop­ti­mist Jan­ice Wil­son said: “In 2016, there were 3805 re­fer­rals of po­ten­tial vic­tims of hu­man traf­fick­ing in the UK - 150 from Scot­land. It is an evil crime and dif­fi­cult to de­tect, but that does not mean that the pub­lic should be un­aware that men, women, boys and girls are be­ing bought and sold as com­modi­ties,

treated with cru­elty and de­nied their free­dom.”

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