‘The Movement India’ and ‘A21’ partner with 47 colleges, corporates and NGOs across India to organise the silent Walk at public spaces in Shillong and 9 other cities on October 19th, 2019.
According to the International Labour Organisation (2016) 40.3 million are caught in various forms of modern-day slavery globally. Of these, right now, there are 8 million people trafficked in India for sex, labour, organs, forced marriages and domestic servitude, according to the Global Slavery Index 2018 .
The Walk for Freedom is the world’s largest event to raise awareness against human trafficking, happening simultaneously in 450 locations across 50 countries. It is a silent walk where participants pledge to help end human trafficking in their lifetimes, and walk single file in a public place holding placards about the reality of human trafficking that raises awareness among the watching public. Globally, the Walk is organised by A21, an international NGO in the fight against modern-day slavery.
The Walk for Freedom comes to India on October 19th for the third year in a row, hosted by The Movement India, a volunteer mobilisation platform based in Mumbai. This is the first year that Shillong is participating in the global event. Eights organisations have partnered to organise the Walk in Shillong. They are Childline Foundation, Grassroot Shillong, Faith Foundation, Bosco Integrated Development Society, North-East Network, SPARK, Martin Luther Christian University, Reach Ministries, Indian Institute of Professional Studies and Singhania Printing Press . Over 2500 participants have already signed up at 10 Indian cities – Shillong, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Kochi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Panjim for the Walk.
Date: October 19th
Time: 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Venue: Assemble in Mawkhar Community Hall.
Walk route: Starting from and returning to Mawkhar Community Hall, via Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Umsohsun, Bimola and Motphran
To register: visit www.themovementindia.com