I visit the Soroptomist International Stop the Trafficking – Stop the Tears Exhibition in Chatham today

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A visit to Chatham High Street today to support the Soroptomist International’s Stop the Trafficking – Stop the Tears Exhibition .

I am pictured above with a group of Soroptomist volunteers this afternoon.

The Soroptomist are supporting the Purple Teardrop Campaign and here are the details of that campaign , taken from their website:

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‘Stop the Trafficking, Stop the Tears, Free Them from their Tormented Years’

The prime objective of the Purple Teardrop Campaign is to promote human rights and its focus is the infringement of human rights suffered by the victims of people trafficking. In turn, the Campaign has four main aims:

Raise awareness among the general public of the plight of women and children who are trafficked
Try to suppress the demand for trafficked women by making men who use prostitutes aware that they could be contributing to this trade
Promote the Crimestoppers number, 0800 555 111, so that members of the public can give confidential information on locations where they think trafficked women are being exploited
Support the safe houses which provide holistic care for victims who have been freed from trafficking
There are many ways in which you can contribute to help us achieve the Purple Teardrop Campaign aims:

Stay informed – more detailed information is on our ‘What is Human Trafficking’ page and the Resources section includes links to key organisations with similar objectives to our own
Purchase Purple Teardrop Campaign posters and pin-badges to both help increase awareness and raise funds for victim safe housing – go to ‘What You Can Do’
Join our e-mail list of people prepared to lobby on human trafficking issues – sign up here
Sign our ban ‘sex for sale advertisements’ lobby. Many ‘sex for sale’ advertisements are placed by traffickers and so contribute to the demand for sexually exploited women and children – sign our lobby here
Put the Crimestoppers number – 0800 555 111 – into your mobile and report suspected trafficking activity
The Purple Teardrop Campaign is Registered Charity no 1141695, Company Registration No 07496934.

– See more at: http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk/#sthash.aVU4LiD5.dpuf

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