On the occasion of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day on October 18, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine announces the launch of a nationwide anti-trafficking information campaign aimed to draw attention to the problem of trafficking in human beings, elucidating the types and forms of this crime among the citizens, as well as the ways of providing support and assistance to the victims.
The information campaign will be held throughout the country and will include broadcasts on public and private TV and radio channels in the country, placement of information materials on external media, in print media, social media, interviews with experts, information and other events.
Among the materials prepared for the media, many have been developed jointly with international partners and NGOs working to combat human trafficking, including the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, the IOM (International Organization for Migration) Mission in Ukraine, the Office of the public organization Company A21 in Ukraine, and others.
On October 18 in all regions of Ukraine and on October 20 in Kyiv, the annual Walk for Freedom action will take place dedicated to the European Anti-Trafficking Day. The campaign is aimed at raising the level of public awareness about the problem of trafficking in human beings, the dissemination of important information about this problem and the danger it poses.
This rally is not a protest, it is a silent and peaceful rally, which has been taking place for five years in a row, to protect the millions of men, women and children now in slavery. Last year, 400 cities in 50 countries joined the action. In 2018, all regional centers and cities of the country will join this noble action in Ukraine. Indifferent citizens will go out into the streets of their cities to unite efforts to overcome the disease of the XXI century - modern slavery.
The action will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine, with the support of the Representative Office of the non-governmental organization A21, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Organization for Migration and local administrations.
Modern slavery is an international crime that affects all nations and people of all levels. The truth lies in the fact that without the awareness of the problem it is difficult to overcome. The Ministry of Social Policy is sincerely wishing through the Walk for Freedom campaign to develop dialogues that will help improve the support of victims and prosecute traffickers at the global level.