The exhibition comes from the hand of the Secretariat of the Episcopal Commission for Migration and is exhibited at the City Hall's Espai d'Art until June 29
Equality presents the exhibition 'Punto y seguimos. La Vida puede más' to raise awareness about human trafficking
The Department of Equality has today presented the exhibition 'Punto y seguimos. La vida puede más' to raise awareness about human trafficking; an exhibition that arrives at l'Espai d'Art of the City Council by the Secretariat of the Episcopal Commission for Migration and can be visited in the morning from Monday to Friday until June 29.
During the presentation, the mayor of Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, pointed out that "human trafficking is an attack on Human Rights", and added that "from the City Council we have always been very sensitive" to this problem, collaborating with different initiatives and organizations, including Oblatas, an entity based in Alicante that "actively works with women who have been victims of trafficking."
The presentation of the exhibition was attended by representatives of the Municipal Corporation and the Church Group against trafficking, made up of Cáritas Diocesana, the Daughters of Charity, Oblates and the Diocesan Secretariat for Migration (ASTI Alicante).
Zaragozí has detailed that "in the 40 photographs" that make up the exhibition "people who have survived human trafficking participate" and who also lend "their testimony" to make visible a reality to which no country is alien: exploitation of people, generally for the exercise of prostitution.
In this regard, Sara Gasulla, from ASTI Alicante, has denounced that "Spain is the first country in Europe in prostitution consumption"; and she has stressed that with this exhibition she wants to "sensitize and publicize the reality of human trafficking because if we do not know what exists in our streets we cannot fight against it."
As Gasulla explained, the images and voices that make up this exhibition were taken in Madrid "in women's centres that work with survivors of trafficking", a problem with which the Episcopal Subcommission on Migration is very involved.
In addition to this show, which is structured into three blocks -the drama of the victims, the indifference of society and hope-, the Department of Equality and ASTI Alicante have organized an awareness talk on June 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall Assembly Hall.