Thailand organises concert against human trafficking

Update: February, 13/2014 - 09:29

BANGKOK  (VNS) — MTV EXIT, the world's largest behavioural-change campaign in the fight against human trafficking and exploitation, in collaboration with MTV Thailand, will hold a music festival in Udon Thani on March 15.

The show includes the bands Slot Machine and MILD from Thailand, Cells from Laos, and Kai Overdance, together with top artists from ASEAN.

Matt Love, director of MTV EXIT, said: "Once again, we expect to create a breakthrough in using methods to educate the young about human trafficking. We are moving to the places where offenders target young people."

Le Luong Minh, general secretary of ASEAN, said: "Human trafficking is one of the most popular transnational crimes, not only in ASEAN but also the world."

The MTV EXIT campaign is implemented with the assistance of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. — VNS