Philippines, Manila– Zonta Club of Makati, a regional charter of Zonta International, one of the first clubs in the Philippines founded in 1952 composed by some of the country’s outstanding women leaders has teamed up and organized Run Against Trafficking (RAT) Race, a fun run held at Mckinley Hills, Bonifacio Global City to jump start Visayan Forum Foundation Inc., a non-government organization focused on empowering migrant workers And the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT) six-day commitment week (March 13 to 18,2011) to spread awareness to the country’s fight against modern-day slavery a step further against the cruelty of Human Trafficking.
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. “It seems a lot of people don’t give a second thought about saving whales or saving rain forests, but few people are raising a fuss about saving people.” Says Vicki Abraham, President of Zonta Club Makati Ayala.
With the abundant number of runners in metro manila alone, the campaign against human trafficking sure fed awareness like living infomercials. The success of the RAT Race wouldn’t be the same without all the men, women, and children who supported the cause.
The apt meeting of minds and advocacies seeking to address Human Trafficking head-on to everyone’s concern, all the profits of the RAT Race was given to Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. saving over 12 millions adults and children being victimized by forced labor, sexual exploitation, bonded labor and forced prostitution through education, shelter and livelihood programs.
For more information on ways you can help stop human trafficking you may visit Visayan Forum Foundation website through http://www. Visayanforum.org and get to participate with Zonta Club of Makati through http://www.zonta.org