The Freedom Challenge
The Freedom Challenge is a race against the clock over a period of 11 days, through 10 countries in Europe. The cyclists will ride through farmlands, local villages and some of the steepest mountain passes in order to raise awareness of the issue of human trafficking in this region, as well as to highlight the work of local NGO's and governments along the way.
The cyclists have a challenging journey ahead of them. They will ride on some of the same routes traffickers are using to move their victims across Europe, and they will pass through areas where young women are continuously targeted. They will also be participating in press conferences in the cities that they ride through in order to help amplify the message.
The race starts in Sofia, Bulgaria, on October 6, 2013, with the core team of determined cyclists, and will finish Wednesday, October 16, in London, UK. On the evening of October 16th, a finale benefit banquet will also be held. Supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets and join the team at this event.
If you would like to participate in the Freedom Challenge in anyway, or have your work highlighted in one of the countries where the Freedom Challenge will be taking place, please visit www.freedomchallenge.org and www.thea21campaign.org.
The Freedom Challenge is being held by The A21 Campaign. The A21 Campaign exists to fight the injustice of human trafficking through victim assistance, prevention education and the prosecution of traffickers. As a global organization with eight offices in seven countries, one of their great successes for 2012 was seeing 63% court victories for over all human trafficking convictions in Greece.
For more information about The A21 Campaign, visit www.TheA21Campaign.org.
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