The bus tour continues!
The mobile exhibition in the bus presents information on the subject of human trafficking in Switzerland and globally. With the help of concrete stories and videos, visitors can discover what human trafficking is, how to identify potential victims and who to contact in case of suspicion.
This year the bus is used to raise awareness on the topic – no longer just among the general population, but students (from 15 years onwards) in particular. Click here to see its itinerary for 2019.
The pink glasses are a symbol for the unrealistic vision that victims of trafficking often have before they enter the transit or destination country. They leave their home country with great hopes: to earn enough money to care for their family left behind! A new perspective! A unique chance! A better life! Victims are deceived and soon realize that reality is harsh, and different. Their hopes and dreams are broken. Reality is very distant from a life seen through pink glasses. They become victims of exploitation and abuse.
At the same time the slogan „don’t be blinded!“ also targets the Swiss population. Human trafficking is a phenomenon that exists around the world. In Switzerland also, human beings become victims of exploitation and trafficking. Don’t be blinded – open your eyes!
The International Organization for Migration (IOM Bern) coordinates the bus project and can rely on the support of its implementation partner FAS (Fondation Neuchâteloise pour la coordination de l'Action Sociale) and the members of the steering committee, in which federal and cantonal authorities as well as NGOs are represented.
Local partners such as the "cantonal round tables against human trafficking" support the organisation of local bus stops.
The project is funded by the following institutions: Federal Office of Police fedpol, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA, State Secretariat for Migration SEM, Au Cœur des Grottes, Sovereign Order of Malta, the US Embassy in Switzerland and, in 2017-2018, Oak Foundation, Swisslos - Lotteriefonds des Kantons Bern, ECPAT - Kinderschutz Schweiz.