Bike Ride to Raise Awareness About Human Trafficking

Buddhist nuns from the Drukpa lineage pictured in Ladakh during their cycle across the Himalayas to raise awareness about human trafficking of girls and women in the impoverished villages in Nepal and India August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Live To Love International/Handout via REUTERS

Does this Give you Any Ideas?

Five hundred nuns from the Buddhist sect known as the Drukpa Order recently completed a 4,000-km (2,485 mile) bicycle trek from Nepal’s Kathmandu to the northern city of Leh in India to raise awareness about human trafficking in the remote region. They rode through treacherous terrain and hostile weather and camped out in the open.  Aware that following on from the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 families were selling their girls because they couldn’t afford to keep them they “wanted to do something to change this attitude that girls are less than boys and that it’s okay to sell them” one of the nuns reported. Read more…

Does this inspire you? What creative ideas can you come up with to raise awareness about the plight of women, men and children being trafficked in our world.