Thursday, August 31, 2006

Petition raises awareness in Germany

A susbcriber to e-POSHTA, a mailing list on Ukrainian topics, wrote in to thank readers for their stand against prostitution at the World Cup in Germany.

Some weeks ago (many of) you signed a petition related to sex trafficking and the World Cup which took place in Germany last month. I am writing to let you know that we appreciate your help and that our petition contributed to a global outcry against sex trafficking with particular attention directed to the German government.

A few weeks ago, we delivered the names of all 34,000 people from all over the world who signed our petition criticizing the government for not cracking down on this awful situation of prostitution at the World Cup. We did not get a response from the German government; we didn't really expect one. But we did get notes of thanks from Germans who were outraged at the developments related to the World Cup. You will be pleased that our campaign also contributed to demonstrations in front of more than one German government facility around the world.

I say, well done and many thanks.
All the best,
Austin Ruse

President C-FAM

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