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Gift Box Awareness Campaign Exhibits at JobExpo 2015 in Slovakia

 

JobExpo 2015 Nitra in Slovakia_1The fifth annual Slovakian JobExpo took place on the 29th & 30th of April 2015, at the Agrokomplex in Nitra. Around 140 exhibitors presented at the jobs fair and offered work to visitors.
This is the second year that the Slovak Catholic Charity participated and used the Expo as an awareness-raising opportunity using its Gift Box Campaign – People are not for sale.
Since exploitation and forced labour are some of the aspects of human trafficking, the job fair is a good opportunity to draw the attention of visitors to this dangerous phenomenon, in the belief that awareness raising is critically important as a preventative measure.JobExpo 2015 Nitra in Slovakia
The Fair was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Interior, who provide lectures for the general public, on the issue of trafficking as well as informative lectures for high school students.

Campaign Against Human Trafficking at the Job Fair in Nitra, Slovakia

 

People are not for sale - Gift Box Slovakia
People are not for sale – Gift Box Slovakia

Job Fair: Job Expo 2014 in Nitra, Slovakia, April 29th to 30th 2014.
A Member of RENATE, Sr. Bohdana Bezáková CJ and workers from Caritas Slovakia participated in this event and tried to draw the attention of visitors to the dangerous phenomenon of human trafficking.
Simultaneously with the 4th annual job fair at the Agrokomplex, was an international job fair entitled European Job Days 2014 and also an exhibition of products and services of vocational schools –  Young Creator 2014. In the different halls, visitors could find accompanying workshops where experts advised candidates how to be successful at an interview, what to write in a resume or how to identify their own strengths and weaknesses.
About a hundred employers came to the job fair this year and there were many visitors searching for a job. Because of this the job fair was a great opportunity where a member of RENATE, Sr. Bohdana Bezáková CJ and workers from Caritas Slovakia, could inform visitors about the threats and dangers of human trafficking. They developed a campaign called “People are not for sale – Gift Box Slovakia”. The purpose of the campaign, was to spread awareness and to warn people about the possibility of being trafficked, and to present the reality of this phenomena through a static box inside which were authentic stories of the victims and their personal conversations. The more information people can obtain through this campaign, the more it is hoped that people are saved from becoming a victim of modern-day slavery.
Sr. Bohdana Bezáková CJ speaking with the visitors of the Job Fair in Nitra, Slovakia
Sr. Bohdana Bezáková CJ speaking with the visitors of the Job Fair in Nitra, Slovakia

Jeden Svet in Slovakia: Topic of HT at the Festival of Documentary Films

 

Jeden Svet Film Festival in Slovakia, 17-22 March 2014
Jeden Svet Film Festival in Slovakia, 17-22 March 2014

The seventh edition of The Jeden Svet (One World) Film Festival took place in Prievidza, Slovakia from 17th till 22nd March. This year its major theme was human rights and one of the specific topics was human trafficking. Participants could watch twenty seven documentaries which included two films about modern day slavery. These were: “Na bulvári zlomených snov” (On the boulevard of the broken dreams) and “0800 800 818” (Slovakian production). On Wednesday, 19th March Sr. Bohdana Bezáková, Manager of Stop Human Trafficking Project and Member of RENATE led discussion about this phenomenon. She unveiled campaign “Ľudia nie sú na predaj – GIFT box Slovakia” (People are not for sale – GIFT box Slovakia) in the House of Culture of Prievidza. This campaign was organised in collaboration with Stop The Traffick, Global OSN Initiative and Caritas. The aim is to draw attention of Slovakian citizens on the issue and inform about potential risks of travelling and accepting dream job offers from abroad.
Sr. Bohdana Bezáková introduces "GIFT box Slovakia"
Sr. Bohdana Bezáková introduces “GIFT box Slovakia”

More information about Film Festival in Slovakia available here: Jeden Svet