Dear Russia, Please Don't Cut Support for Trafficking Victims
Targeting:The President of the United States, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - OHCHR, UNICEF - Russia, see more...
Started by: AbolitionistJB
Russia is cutting the number of their Human Trafficking Victim Support Centers down to only 2. That's right, just 2 centers for all of Russia.
These drastic cuts in human trafficking programs come despite the EU's requests to ratify a recent convention on Human Trafficking in Europe. Russia is the European epicenter for human trafficking. Thousands of girls are trafficked out of Russia each year to work in the commercial sex industry and thousands more are trafficked through Russia to be transported throughout Europe and Asia.
The goal of this petition is to reach leaders in the United States, Russia and the UN and let them know our anger and sadness in the program cuts, and our hope that they will do all in their power to reverse these budget cuts and double their efforts in the fight against Human Trafficking in Russia.
Groups Receiving the Petition:
Russian Federation of the United Nations
UNICEF in Russia
UNODC in Russia
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights