Saturday, May 25, 2013
(VOV) - MTV Exit is organising a free concert at My Dinh National Stadium on May 26 to promote human rights with the participation of international artists like the rock group Simple Plan, Korean pop sensations Brown Eyed Girls and Vietnamese star My Tam.
But behind all the fun, there is an important message to be spread. MTV Exit is a campaign to promote human rights and this concert is to highlight human trafficking. Criminals working in trafficking earn more than US$10 billion a year through buying and selling other human beings. The problem is prolific.
The UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that worldwide about 2.5 million people are victims of trafficking. Over half of these people are in Asia and the Pacific. Victims of trafficking are modern-day slaves, tricked, forced or coerced into various forms of labour or prostitution.
Beyond the initial concert, there will also be youth engagement session days and other grass-root programs to spread awareness. MTV Exit has produced for free distribution celebrity-presented documentaries as well as the short films and promos, plus information on live events they are producing.
We provide direct field activities in a regional approach covering the full process until reintegration as seen in the following graph.
We use grass roots experience to develop mech anisms
Have a look at the complete actions of AAT see
AAT Reg. Thai prevention actions enable women and minors to keep safe from sexual exploitation and trafficking and encourage victims to leave prostitution. Prevention actions are implemented in several ways: We set up systems in communities at risk to prevent vulnerable women and minors from being trafficked and to be able to protect themselves. We detect missing persons and potential victims for protection on their transit stage before reaching their final destination. We disseminate information in strategic places on trafficking and self protection. We encourage and provide new alternatives to the most vulnerable groups of people and the victims themselves.
The program targets women and minors in general, the ones living in communities at risk such as cross border areas, the most vulnerable ones such as stateless persons, or former victims as well as the ones already involved in prostitution. More / Results
We develop techniques to find and protect victims with law enforcement agencies or other relevant agencies. We also participate to develop protection mechanisms to: strengthen the victim identification process, encourage cross-border victim’s protection, and to support embassies to protect their citizens.
More / Results
After been protected from situations of exploitation, AAT Reg. Thai assists victims until their return home. We assist them to access their rights and prepare them for safe return and community reintegration.
We identify the ones kept in detention centers who do not have access to protection and transfer them to adapted centers.
In adapted centers, we provide them with legal support to receive compensations. We also provide them assistance to recover from their mental and physical problems. We then assist them to prepare for their future and build their capacity for community actions. Finally, we prepare them for the different steps of repatriation. More / Results
The role of AAT Reg. Thai is to organize and facilitate repatriation to be safe and convenient for women and minors. AAT Reg. Thai works with both the origin and destination country on preparation, coordination and reception. Our role is to speed up the process, to work in order that victims will be well treated and not be re-trafficked at their arrival. It is also to make sure that their confidentiality will be respected and that they will not be persecuted.
AAT Reg. Thai participates to develop repatriation mechanisms between origin and destination countries and support embassies and relevant agencies for repatriation. AAT Reg. Thai follows up with them just after their return. More / Results