MTV Exit is organising a free concert at My Dinh National Stadium on May 26 to promote human rights with the participation of international artists like the rock group Simple Plan, Korean pop sensations Brown Eyed Girls and Vietnamese star My Tam.
But behind all the fun, there is an important message to be spread. MTV Exit is a campaign to promote human rights and this concert is to highlight human trafficking. Criminals working in trafficking earn more than US$10 billion a year through buying and selling other human beings. The problem is prolific.
The UN’s International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that worldwide about 2.5 million people are victims of trafficking. Over half of these people are in Asia and the Pacific. Victims of trafficking are modern-day slaves, tricked, forced or coerced into various forms of labour or prostitution.
Beyond the initial concert, there will also be youth engagement session days and other grass-root programs to spread awareness. MTV Exit has produced for free distribution celebrity-presented documentaries as well as the short films and promos, plus information on live events they are producing.
Details on how to get FREE tickets to the live show in Hanoi is available on www.mtvexit.org/vietnam