Let's put an end to exploitation and human trafficking. Take part on this fight against the abuse of women and children. This is our stand for freedom.
The MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) campaign is an award-winning multimedia initiative to raise awareness and increase prevention of human trafficking and exploitation. MTV EXIT was launched in Europe in 2004, in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, and expanded across Asia with USAID in 2007. To date MTV EXIT has produced many MTV documentaries and other programming on trafficking, including Traffic: An MTV EXIT Special, presented by Lucy Liu; Inhuman Traffic, presented by Angelina Jolie; over a dozen localized language versions presented by Asian celebrities; short films; public service announcements; and animation. MTV EXIT and Radiohead collaborated on an anti-exploitation video for their song All I Need, which premiered across MTV’s global network on 1 May 2008. MTV EXIT has also established partnerships with over 100 non-governmental organizations, distributed hundreds of thousands of anti-trafficking brochures in over 25 languages, and reached out to millions of young people through anti-trafficking messages at concerts and music festivals featuring R.E.M., Radiohead, The White Stripes, The Hives, Thievery Corporation, and hundreds of other international and local artists. For more information see http://www.mtvexit.org/.
Human Trafficking is defined by the United Nations as "the recruitment, transportation, and receipt of a person for sexual or economical exploitation by force, fraud, coercion, or deception" in order to make a profit. The UN estimates that at any one time there are 2.5 million trafficked victims in the world, with the majority of these victims in Asia and the Pacific. It is the second-largest illegal trade after drugs, with criminal traffickers earning over US$10 billion every year through the buying and selling of human beings. Often, victims are young men and women – the MTV demographic – who are guilty only of wanting a better life.
USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, is an independent US government agency that receives foreign-policy guidance from the US Secretary of State. Since 1961, USAID has been the principal US agency extending assistance to countries worldwide recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms. USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia, based in Bangkok, oversees a broad portfolio of regional and transnational programs, and also provides support to several USAID bilateral missions in Asia. Its regional approach addresses problems that cross national boundaries, such as human and wildlife trafficking, HIV/AIDS, natural resources conservation, trade, and political and economic conflict. See http://www.usaid.gov/ and www.usaid.gov/rdma/ for more information.
1. To use the power of music to reach as many people across the country as possible to heighten the War Against Human Trafficking campaign;
2. To create massive social awareness to prevent trafficking both at the supply and demand side and the inherent risks of trafficking and related loopholes seen during the migration process; and
3. To sustain public support and ownership among major stakeholders, especially in the government, for policy development at the local and national level.
This campaign is supported by various artists and bands like Bamboo, Kamikazee, Kwjan, Itchyworms, Sponge Cola, Duster, Kitchie Nadal, Gary V., Callalily, Rico Blanco, Momoy Palaboy, Pochoy Labog, Parokya ni Edgar and Pupil. All of them performed last May 22, 2009 at the Mall of Asia Concert grounds for the Mtv Exit Philippines' kick off concert... im proud to be there.
For more information, visit http://www.mtvphil.com/
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