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1,200 take steps to raise awareness about human trafficking

Published on Apr 5, 2014 6:17 PM
 
Madam Halimah Yacob (second, left) flags off participants at Steps in the Park. Around 1,200 people braved the rain on Saturday morning to take part in a 5km run or walk to raise awareness about human trafficking. -- PHOTO: DARRYL CHAN

Around 1,200 people braved the rain on Saturday morning to take part in a 5km run or walk to raise awareness about human trafficking.

Participants at the Steps In The Park event - organised by anti-trafficking group EmancipAsia - were also invited to sign a pledge to tell others about the cause, and to learn more about the use of slavery around the world.

The Singapore-based non-profit organisation said bonded labour is used in making various goods such as electronics, clothing, and sporting goods.

Speaker of Parliament Madam Halimah addressed the participants, signed the EmancipAsia pledge board, and flagged off the 5km non-competitive event.

 
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