In October 2010, TFHT staged the first ‘Women To Go’ live installation in Tel-Aviv to raise public awareness about sex trafficking and garner support for legislation to criminalize the purchase of sexual services. Israel’s Women To Go campaign drew much local and international attention and was highlighted by Israeli news coverage and a feature on CNN.
Chicago’s installation will take place Sunday, July 1, at Williams Next Door, 706 Church St. in Evanston, Illinois. The specific call to action will be a petition to pressure Village Voice Media, owners of Backpage.com to discontinue their “adult” services section, the largest venue in the U.S. for trafficking of women and girls. You can sign the petition here.
The Women-to-Go Campaign features women posing “for sale” in a display window, complete with price tags and detailed specifications such as age, weight, and measurements. Volunteers explain the display to onlookers and circulate petitions.
The problem of sex trafficking is not isolated in a few faraway countries. It is a global issue affecting us all. Join us on July 1 in raising public awareness of this flagrant violation of the most basic of human rights. Together we can put an end to this brutal form of modern slavery.