‘The Movement India’ and ‘A21’ will tie-up with 47 colleges, corporates and NGOs across the country to organise a silent walk at public spaces in Chennai and nine other cities on Saturday.
According to the International Labour Organisation (2016) 40.3 million were caught in various forms of modern-day slavery globally. Of these, right now, there are eight million people trafficked in the country for sex, labour, organs, forced marriages and domestic servitude, according to the Global Slavery Index 2018.
The Walk for Freedom comes to India for the third year in a row, hosted by The Movement India, a volunteer mobilisation platform based in Mumbai.
This is the second year that Chennai is participating in the global event. Over 3,000 participants have already signed up at ten Indian cities - Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Panjim for the Walk.
In the silent walk, participants will pledge to help end human trafficking in their lifetimes and walk single file in a public place holding placards on human trafficking to spread awareness.