Student Art Against Human Trafficking - Medellin 1
Students with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2012
In 2012, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) visited different areas of Colombia to educate children and young adults on how to recognise, report and prevent human trafficking. As part of this program, children from various schools and communities created murals to show their understanding of human trafficking and their support of modern slavery survivors. Of the 1,900 children with whom UNODC worked, the majority lived in areas where levels of prostitution and drug crimes are very high. This mural is one of two created in Medellin, which is the second largest city in Colombia and the capital of the region of Antioquia. It shows a bird flying free after escaping modern slavery.