Stop sex trafficking and prostitution of women – Sign the Petition

Target: President Zuma of South Africa
Sponsored by: Embrace Dignity Campaign

2010 World Cup

Large sporting events are known to increase levels of sex trafficking of women and girls and, from research conducted with our partners, we believe this year’s World Cup will have similar results. The United Nations estimates that some 80% of persons are trafficked for sexual exploitation and that the majority are women and children. South Africa is a destination for trafficking. One trafficked woman or child is one too many. South Africa’s constitution promotes human rights, human dignity, gender equality, women’s rights and children’s rights. Yet social, economic, racial and gender inequality persists. High levels of poverty among women exist in South Africa and neighbouring countries, making them vulnerable to sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The Embrace Dignity Campaign is a South African-based project of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women – South Africa led by Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, Loveday Penn-Kekana and administered by Mediatrice Barengayabo. Our mission is to advocate for legislation to end sexual violence and trafficking in women and children.

Embrace Dignity Signature Campaign

We have drawn up a petition to raise public awareness and invite all South Africans and our visitors to sign this petition and return it to us. We will hand the petitions to Parliament for action during the World Cup and when they consider the bills on trafficking and adult prostitution.

Embrace Dignity Petition

Sex trafficking and prostitution are ruining the lives of millions of women and girls around the world and in South Africa today. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of trafficked persons are trafficked for sexual exploitation. The vast majority of them are women and girls. This predatory business disrespects women’s right to human dignity, as enshrined in South Africa’s constitution, and preys on economic, sex and racial inequality to subject its victims to violence and health risks. It needs to stop. Do not buy women or children for sex and don’t support those who do!

Sign the petition at


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