Local volunteers and representatives of non-profit organizations will hold a public event in order to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking, which victimizes women and children all over the world, including thousands in the Chicagoland area. The event, “Women to Go,” will feature women posing in a store window as if they were for sale, complete with “product” descriptions (age, weight, measurements) and price tags.
Volunteers at the event will ask people viewing the display to sign a petition aimed at Village Voice Media, the owners of a classified-advertising website, Backpage.com, to discontinue their "adult" services section, which is the largest venue in the United States for trafficking of women and girls.
“Women to Go” is a project of the Task Force on Human Trafficking, http://tfht.org/, a partnership between ATZUM: Justice Works* and the Kabiri-Nevo-Keidar law firm in Ramat-Gan, Israel. Originally conceived in order to end human trafficking in Israel, the project is now expanding to other cities.