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Updated: 04/05/2014 20:53 | By Channel NewsAsia

Over 1,200 run to raise human trafficking awareness

Over 1,200 run to raise human trafficking awareness


Over 1,200 run to raise human trafficking awareness

SINGAPORE: Over 1,200 people helped to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern-day slavery by walking or running five kilometres on Saturday morning.

The "STEPS in the Park" event at the Gardens by the Bay was conceived by EmancipAsia, a Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation.

The aim of the organisation is to help people to “take their first step” towards gaining a better understanding of human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Experiential learning activities and posters showed participants the different dimensions of the subject, including Singapore's National Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons.

Also present was Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, who said people must be more aware of the issue and ask pertinent questions to tackle human trafficking.

For example, when people buy things in Singapore or overseas, they may question if the goods and services they consume are the “products of forced labour and slavery by people who are trafficked." - CNA/ec

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