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Student Art Against Human Trafficking - Cali

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 was created in the region of Santiago de Cali, which is often shortened to Cali. It is the capital of the Valle del Cauca region, and the most populous city in southwest Colombia. The piece is covered in the hand prints of those involved in creating the mural and depicts the silhouette of a woman breaking free of the chains that tie her down.