We came across this awareness project coordinated by Desert Arts that evoked our emotions and thought we could share it.
Desert Arts is a collective of artists who collaborate to achieve specific common goals through fashion. Artists range from photographers, videographers, clothing and accessories designers, sculptors, painters, makeup artists and any kind of imaginable handy man or women.
A passion for fashion, art and humanity has inspired this group of well versed artists to work hand in hand in the name of charity to raise awareness against human trafficking activities in Botswana and the rest of the world.
“Women and children are commonly trafficked without their consent for forced labour and sexual exploitation. Children from poor rural communities are usually sent to work for wealthy families as domestic workers and herd men,” said project coordinator Sino Ragontse adding that albinos are violently trafficked and killed for ritual purposes across Africa.
“Deserts Arts aspires to use fashion and art as a medium to raise awareness by compiling photos and respective artworks for an exhibition that will mark the start of the campaign against human trafficking,’’ she said.