Modern day slavery is vast and brutal – there are over 45 million people trapped in slavery and annually it generates more than $190 billion.
Yet, when laws are enforced slavery is stoppable. Every year thousands are rescued and millions protected because laws against slavery are enforced.
Wotton + Kearney (W+K) has partnered with IJM Australia to help tackle modern slavery, at home and overseas.
In October 2018, a team from W+K will cycle 250km across Cambodia, through stunning countryside, bustling cities and friendly villages.
The challenge will start in Siem Reap, the home of Angkor Wat, and see the team cycle to Battambang and onto Phnom Penh. Along the way the team will spend time with not-for-profits and social enterprises working with survivors of trafficking and forced labour. The last 2 days will be spent in Phnom Penh with IJM’s field office, getting a first-hand view of the work of the National Investigations & Enforcement Team, and hearing the stories of those IJM has rescued.
The entire team are novice cyclists, with at least one member getting back on a bike after a 20-year 'break'. We will spend the year training and building our fitness, and importantly, learning more about IJM's work and the global issue of modern slavery.
We have set ourselves a team target of $125,000 - to cover the operational costs of the National Investigations & Enforcement Team in IJM's new labour trafficking project in Cambodia.
Slavery should not exist in our society. Please support our efforts to eradicate it.