STOP the Traffick 2018 – Thank you!

Thank you so much for your support of our 3rd Annual STOP the Traffick 5k. Together, you raised US$48,700 [AU$66,800] to stop Nepali women and girls from becoming victims of trafficking. Each year is bigger and better and this year was certainly a testament to amazing leaders across the globe who stood up and said ‘I’m against trafficking, who’s with me?’

53 teams registered across 12 countries during September 2018.

Australia  | USA  |  New Zealand  |  China  | Ukraine  | Vietnam  |  Thailand  |  Ireland Philippines  |  Canada  |  Japan  | Kenya

This year, we saw 9 school communities from across the globe come together and run to say NO to trafficking. We also had 10 clubs and office teams representing the corporate and social sectors. It’s amazing to see the networking of individuals who are passionate about joining the fight against human trafficking.

Thank you to all those who RAN, WALKED and CYCLED to make a difference in the life of vulnerable women and girls. You may never meet them, but each of the 450 girls who’s lives will be impacted because of your generosity say ‘thank you for not forgetting about us’.

Thank you to our on-the-ground partners 3 Angels Nepal, Tiny Hands Nepal and Honor 100 Movement Philippines who are on the front line in the fight against trafficking.

NEXT EVENT – SAVE THE DATE

Date: Anytime during MAY 2019. (Note that our new global event month is in MAY starting 2019)

Location: Anywhere in the world

Registrations for next year’s event will open in March 2019.

Looking forward to seeing our teams back again next year, plus many new teams and individuals joining the movement!

It’s easy to keep up to date with stories about the difference you have made in Nepal and the Philippines as well as our 2019 event plans –

Facebook page – STOP the Traffick 5k

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Thank you again Midnight Charity Runners

Thank-you Greg Schultheis, so many volunteers, corporate sponsors and runners. In total, an amazing RMB225,000 / US$32,500 was received through generous support being made to the Shenzhen Charity Federation Captivating Fund and also directly to Captivating International in Hong Kong.




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She is now safe and 3 traffickers are in custody

Kaplana and her husband were poor but they were happy. One day she met Rata who promised her a good job that would give her the opportunity to turn her life around. She didn’t tell her husband but left one morning to begin her journey to break their poverty. Her journey took her to the Nepal/India border where she was questioned about her travels by a Captivating funded 3 Angels Nepal monitoring station.




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3 teenage girls are safe

3 teenage girls were orphaned since they were small and never had the opportunity to go to school. They were successful in securing some work in order to provide for themselves but were regularly abused by the company owner. The girls were offered a job in India that included lovely clothes, great working conditions and good income. It was an opportunity they couldn’t refuse.




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2 girls spared from the horror of circus life

Many children are tricked with lies about joining the circus. Most people would think the circus would be a fun place to live, but once in the circuses in India, children often live in squalor and are never allowed to leave the circus compound. They are routinely beaten in order to teach them the difficult and dangerous tricks, and sexual abuse is commonplace. In effect, these children are totally at the mercy of circus management who treat them as they please. This is how 2 girls were spared the horror of circus life. 




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Traffickers Prey on the Vulnerable

Because of the support of our amazing donors, Captivating supports 11 monitoring stations and help desks throughout Nepal. These are beacons in the community, providing help and support to local people just like Sagari and her husband.




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Convicting traffickers

You might be wondering why girls and their families don’t file cases with the police or speak out in their communities about cases of trafficking. Border monitoring analysis done by one of our program partners, Tiny Hands Nepal, helps us to understand why. The highest reason reported is because the trafficker is a member of...