Many communities who are at risk of trafficking have low levels of literacy. Communicating through pictures is an effective way to raise awareness about the lies which traffickers use to trick people. You could use these pictures as they are or re-draw them to reflect your context.
PICTURE 1: OFFER OF MARRIAGE
A man seeks the hand in marriage of a couple’s beautiful daughter. His real intention is very different: to sell the young woman to a brothel.
PICTURE 2: JOB OFFER
A woman offers a young girl a job in a clothes factory so she can support her family. In fact, she plans to make her work there without any pay.
PICTURE 3: COURTSHIP
A man tells a young girl he loves her; she falls in love with him. They go out for a romantic walk - which leads to a brothel, where he sells her.
PICTURE 4: TRIP TO THE CITY
A woman is persuaded to visit the city by a friend and fellow worker in the paddy fields. In fact, the friend plans to sell her to a brothel.
PICTURE 5: EXPLOITATION
All trafficking leads to exploitation. This might be through prostitution or other unpaid work (eg in factories, agriculture or catering).
PICTURE 6: A WEALTHY EMPLOYER
A woman tells a family she will take their daughter to work for a rich man in the city. In fact she intends to force her to work as a housemaid without pay.
PICTURE 7: ABDUCTION
A trafficker approaches children who are playing in a field away from their village. He tells them that their parents say that they need to come with him. They believe him and go. In fact, he plans to sell them into child prostitution.
PICTURE 8: WORK OVERSEAS
A man talks to young people about the good jobs and high salaries they can gain abroad. The youths listen excitedly. In fact, he intends to traffic them.
PICTURE 9: ADOPTION
A woman offers a mother money to adopt her child. The mother wants a better life for her child than she can provide. In fact, he will be sold and exploited.
This material has been adapted from an original anti-trafficking poster produced by World Relief, Cambodia. Website: www.worldrelief.org
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