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Thursday, June 14, 2012

GHRD welcomes a Study Visit from the Exeter European Law Society

A group of fourteen highly-motivated and committed young people from the Exeter European Law Society visited GHRD on June 12, 2012 with the aim to learn more about the human rights issues through a workshop at GHRD. After being welcomed and familiarized with the principles, goals and work of the organisation by Anchelita Gowri, they were introduced to the situation of indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh by Tove Stenqvist, as well as, human rights violations against minorities in Pakistan presented by Julia de Blaauw.

After that, they had the opportunity to watch the emotional and moving documentary SOLD - A Child Trafficked that kicked off an anti-human trafficking campaign in Nepal in 2010 carried out under the auspices of Maiti Nepal in cooperation with GHRD.
Students were surprised by the large scale of the problem of human trafficking and the high number of women being trafficked in Nepal on a daily basis. The documentary encouraged questions and a debate concerning the reasons behind human trafficking in Nepal, especially with regard to the political, social and economic situation in the country, as well as the course of the anti-trafficking campaign, its effectiveness and the results. More importantly, students showed high interest in screening the documentary at their campus and home university.

In the end, Shafferan Sonneveld asked the students to share creative ideas on how to advocate for human rights. The students responded eagerly and suggested spreading information to peers, following social network pages, engaging in discussions and campaigns, organising street dramas and flash mobs and raising awareness through articles, blogs and petitions. 

GHRD would like to thank the students for their attention and participation!

See the SOLD Facebook page here:

Written by: Jana Lopusna
Photo by: Serena Sorrenti

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