PE holding first ‘Walk For Freedom’ against human trafficking

PE volunteers preparing for the Walk For Freedom event in St George’s Park on October 14.

Port Elizabeth will have its first Walk For Freedom on Saturday October 14, along with hundreds of cities across 50 nations, participating in the global anti-human trafficking fundraising and awareness campaign.

Operated by A21, the 2017 Walk For Freedom will see people dressed in black, walking silently, in single file, in locations including beneath the Eiffel Tower, along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in St George’s Park, PE — united in a desire to abolish slavery in a world where millions are enslaved as a result of the $150-billion (R1 971-billion) human trafficking industry.

The inaugural PE event from 8am to 12pm in St George’s Park will bring hope to the city — especially to the victims of human trafficking and those who are most vulnerable to the dangers of trafficking, said local trauma counsellor and activist John Preller.

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“It can happen to anyone — men, women and children, which is why it is important for the community to get involved and ignite awareness about these crimes so that they do not go undetected,” he said.

“We are utterly convinced that slavery can be eradicated in our lifetime. Walk For Freedom is definitely one of the most impacting things that we do at A21. It is a tangible, practical, and doable thing for every single person. All of us can put our feet on the pavement and use our steps to make a difference,” says Christine Caine, A21’s Founder.

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More information is available at Facebook – @WalkForFreedomPE and Instagram – a21wffpe, or by emailing

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  1. You have my step to make a difference