Well here’s a quick notice for anyone in the Devon and Southwest area; The Youthwork Southwest conference is being held again in Exeter, on Saturday 5th March. Last years was worth the time, and this years is also looking good.
If you’re a Soul Survivor fan… Mike Pilavachi also seems to be hanging around this year…
Valentine’s Day is less than one week away! So if you’re lucky enough to be in a relationship, you may wanna do something about it. In fact even if you’re not in a relationship, and you just like buying decent cards for weddings and things, you may also want to check out the following from Share Creative:
In the run up to 14th February, hundreds of people in the UK will send Prime Minister a Valentine’s Card to raise awareness of the 27 million people all over the world (including the UK) who won’t be shown that they are a Special Someone. These are the people that are trafficked into situations including prostitution, begging, forced labour, military service and domestic service.
This year, you can help stand against human trafficking through a number of the ‘Special Someone’ initiatives.
There is an opportunity to buy Valentine’s cards for your loved ones at www.treatsomeonespecial.com. For each card sold, another will be sent to David Cameron asking him to hold to his commitment to prioritise tackling the trade in people and opt in to the revised EU Directive on Human Trafficking. Proceeds from the cards will support the work of anti-trafficking agencies.
Last May, when the Coalition Government formed, they promised to make tackling human trafficking a priority. However, the UK is currently one of only two EU member states that are yet to opt in to the directive – an agreement which offers better protection to child trafficking victims, greater powers to prosecute traffickers and protection for victims in criminal proceedings.
There are a host of other creative initiatives on the Special Someone website. Sarah Burnett of Share Creative says, “With human trafficking now the fastest growing illegal industry, we need to realise that it’s a very real, very lucrative and very close problem. As we treat those we love this Valentine’s Day we’re also taking action to fight the treatment of people as commodities.”