Posted by Patricia Doyle on Oct 31, 2018

Child trafficking happens here in the U.S. and in virtually every other country. The Rotary Club of Northborough together with the Northborough Junior Woman's club are partnering to present a fair Trade luncheon and a screening of the award winning film "Not My Life."Many people are familiar with UNICEF’s work providing children with things like emergency aid, clean water and medical care, but UNICEF also has a strong record protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse. The End Trafficking project

primarily aims to raise awareness about the issue and help people take meaningful action to protect children and prevent this horrific form of exploitation.

“Not My Life” a powerful awareness-raising tool. Filmed on five continents over four years, the film brings the horrifying practices of a multibillion-dollar global industry to life through the stories of survivors. To combat child trafficking, UNICEF works with its partners in more than 190 countries to reduce factors that place children and families at risk in the first place.

Examples of UNICEF’s child protection efforts include:  

Helping to pay school fees for children in West Africa so that parents are less pressured to sell their children’s labor

Ensuring that girls get education, vocational training and life skills to reduce vulnerability

 Working with communities to change harmful traditions and practices like forced child marriage that increase children’s vulnerabilities to trafficking

Training police, social workers and border officials to treat child victims of trafficking with dignity rather than as criminals

 Promoting safe Internet access for children

 Working with governments to develop and enforce laws that outlaw the use of children in armed forces

Reintegrating survivors with their families and communities, if that proves to be in their best interest

 

Join us at the Northboro Senior Center on Saturday December 1 at noon, share a fair trade luncheon and view the film.  Reservations are required and the cost is a free will donation to UNICEF USA.

Contact Pat Doyle President of the Rotary Club of Northborough at pwdoyle2@verizon.net for reservations.

 

  

 

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