BENEFITING: COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN
EVENT: Urban Mudder New York 2015
EVENT DATE: Jul 25, 2015
Rachael Long wrote -
Why Donate? Because no human being should be bought or sold.
Why Human Trafficking? Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world. It is tied with arms trafficking as the second largest criminal industry in the world, after drug trafficking (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).Several million individuals are victims of human trafficking each year. Of these, 87% are trafficked for the explicit purpose of sexual exploitation. The majority are girls and women (UNODC).
Why CATW? CATW is a non-governmental organization that works to end human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children worldwide. CATW is the world’s first organization to fight human trafficking internationally and is the world’s leading abolitionist organization. A unique strength of CATW is that we engage in advocacy, education, victim services and prevention programs for victims of trafficking and prostitution in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and North America, including in the United States. Visit the website here.
The Challenge: The Urban Mudder New York 2015, a five-mile obstacle course designed to encourage teamwork and camaraderie.
“The human spirit can be even stronger than everything designed to suppress it." - Gloria Steinem