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News :: Human Rights
Colors of the World Fashion Show For Human Rights
03 May 2012
Human Trafficking affects over 25 million people throughout the world; it is one of the most horrible hidden crimes of our era. Factually, the state of Florida has emerged as a hub for human trafficking.
Colors of the World Fashion Show For Human Rights

Featuring Fair Trade, Ethical and Eco-Fashion

Youth for Human Rights of Florida and the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and are working together to raise awareness of Human Rights by sponsoring the “Colors of the World” fashion show on Saturday, June 9th, from 1 pm to 4pm in Tampa.

Human Trafficking affects over 25 million people throughout the world; it is one of the most horrible hidden crimes of our era. Factually, the state of Florida has emerged as a hub for human trafficking.

Within the last few years, high profile cases of labor trafficking and trafficking for the sex trade have made headlines in the Tampa Bay Area. The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Youth for Human Rights of Florida are working to change this.

One of the venues for doing this is the production of a fashion show called “Colors of the World.” This fashion show will feature ethical, fair trade and eco-fashion. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 9, from 1 to 4 pm and will include refreshments and fashion items to purchase, along with the fashion show.

The event will be held in the remodeled Ybor Square complex at 1300 East 8th Ave, currently home to the Church of Scientology of Tampa which had been inspired by the words of L. Ron Hubbard, “human rights must be a fact, not just an idealistic dream”. Tickets are $30 per person with all proceeds going to benefit the fight against human trafficking.

The organizers hope that people will take the time to learn about this issue and support fair trade. Fair trade gives growers and manufacturers adequate payment for their products so that those who grow or make the products can earn a living wage.

For more information about the Colors of the World Fashion Show, or to purchase tickets please call (727) 272-3982

Since 2004, the Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking has been educating, advocating and working with law enforcement to end human trafficking in the state of Florida. For more information, please go to www.stophumantrafficking.org.

Educator Mary Shuttleworth founded youth for Human Rights in 2001. The purpose of the group is to popularize the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which includes the right to not be enslaved or tortured. To find out more, please go to www.youthforhumanrights.org.

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