WHY TEACH FOR FREEDOM?

Every year, over two million children are trafficked and sold into sex slavery – some as young as three years old. It is the worst violation of human rights and much of society remains ignorant to it.

Victims of slavery are subjected to torture, rape, starvation, psychological threats, forced abortions, and often young girls undergo countless surgeries to reconstruct their hymen so that they can be resold as virgins over and over again.

44% of trafficking victims in South East Asia are sexually exploited.

The average price of a slave is $340.

The approximate price paid for a young girl’s virginity in Cambodia is $500.

Women and girls make up 98% of victims of trafficking for sexual servitude.

Every country is affected by human trafficking, whether it be an origin, transit or destination country for trafficked people.

Taking away a person’s freedom and exploiting them for financial gain is an incomprehensible violation of human rights.

The first step to change is awareness. If you’re a yoga teacher, please join us in the movement to END SEX SLAVERY by holding a ‘PRACTICE FOR FREEDOM’ yoga class to raise awareness and funds for victims of sex trafficking.

We will help you organize and promote the event, all you need to do is find a location to hold it at and turn up to teach on the day.

The funds from your class will be donated to PROJECT FUTURES (www.projectfutures.com.au) – an Australian not for profit organisation dedicated to combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation by raising awareness and funds to support organisations who work directly with victims and survivors of human trafficking.

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” ~ Albert Einstein

Contact us to find out more – naomi@befreeyoga.com.au

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