Living in a place like Hong Kong, it’s easy to turn a blind eye to the issue of human trafficking. In reality, Hong Kong is a trafficking hub, acting as a port and also housing helpers who are often exploited. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest growing global crime industry. According to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, 45.8 million people are trapped in some form of slavery, not to mention that such statistic is only an underestimation due to the hidden nature of human trafficking.
This year, over 3000 runners and volunteers from Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul will come together for the 24 Hour Races to raise funds and awareness against human trafficking. This year’s beneficiaries of the Hong Kong race are:
The Exodus Road: The Exodus Road works against human trafficking through intervention. Rescue raids are deployed with the support of local authority in order to free slaves and incarcerate traffickers. Find out more:https://theexodusroad.com/
Right4Children: Right4Children works to provide an education for rescued victims of human trafficking and disadvantaged youths. This includes providing youths with a skills based education, allowing them to find well paid jobs which helps to elevate their standard of living and preventing a return to the trafficking industry. Find out more: http://right4children.org/
Find out more about the 24 Hour Race: www.24hourrace.org
Support and sponsor: https://give.asia/movement/24_hour_race_3