Break the Chain Festival to Raise Awareness and “Stop Human Trafficking”

The Break the Chain Festival, returns to Athens on Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, on the occasion of the World Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

With the motto, “Do not remain unpaid! Break the chain of exploitation”, the festival, in its third year, aims to inform, raise awareness and involve the public in opposing the exploitation and trafficking of human beings. Events will be held in different parts of Athens.

The festival is an initiative of the National Rapporteur on the Trafficking and Exploitation of Human Beings, Iraklis Moskoff, the non-profit organization Locomotiva and the cultural platform elculture.gr.

The themes that will be presented and discussed are:

1. Labor trafficking
2. Labor Trafficking: Sexual Trafficking: The Gender Dimension of Sexual Exploitation
3. Empowerment and employment of refugee populations, the role of social solidarity bodies. Examples of corporate social responsibility.

After the discussions, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens will play popular Greek and international songs at the courtyard of the Municipal Library. A friendly basketball match between vulnerable groups will take place at the Samou Street court.

Later, at the Piraeus 260 theater, the theatrical performance “Lampedusa” will be staged. Following that is the  performance “SENSUAL LUMINA is a MACHINE” will take place.