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Hundreds of New Zealanders stretch to end human trafficking

by Suzy Stichbury February 28, 2012

Hundreds of New Zealanders stretch to end human trafficking

I recently found out about a really great yoga event that is raising money for a very worthwhile cause so wanted to share some information about it with those of you who haven't heard about it already.

Yoga Stops Traffick is an amazing global movement that is held annually in more than 30 countries around the world, but 2012 marks the event’s first year in New Zealand.

The Yoga Stops Traffick event has been brought to New Zealand by a Wellington yoga teacher Alanna Krause who volunteered with Odanadi in India. Odanadi rescues victims of human trafficking and runs a sanctuary for survivors in Mysore, India.

Yoga, which originated in India, has become an important part of their rehabilitation programme. Odanadi has rescued over 2000 trafficking victims, including many children from the sex trade. The people there have devoted their lives to ending human trafficking and saving these kids, and the Yoga Stops Traffick week is a way to help.

This is a great opportunity for Kiwis to take action on an important global issue, and make a real difference to kids’ lives. Yoga Stops Traffick events will run next week from 4th to the 10th of March at over 25 locations nationwide.  Yoga enthusiasts will host yoga classes, film screenings, shared meals, and more in support of the Odanadi Seva Trust.

To find out more information about the different events around New Zealand, how you can participate or ways that you may be able to help take a look at their website:  http://www.yst.co.nz/



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