we believe this project will be a great opportunity to change the lives of not only these 300 women but others as well and in the long run, put an end to a societal ill that is a threat to humanity at large – Paul Ukonu
Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. But most of all the crime robs human beings of their freedom and dignity, that is why The 300 Project, an initiative founded by Paul Ukonu is taking time to sensitize and mobilize as many people as possible to put an end to the scourge.
The idea for this project is to photograph a record-breaking 300 rural women at the same time with the aim of raising awareness on the trafficking of young women in Africa, with the aim of supporting other women with proceeds from the project through trustworthy NGOs involved. The campaign is designed to promote awareness in a completely different style – using art as a medium of communication. Paul believes this is an issue that has not gotten much attention in recent times but one that sadly still exists and is a growing threat to our society and the continent at large.
On Saturday, 4 August – The 300 Project will lead a ‘Walk of Shame’ in Lagos, Nigeria. A movement has been endorsed by many notable faces, organizations and media channels including ours. The shoot will take on the 6th of October 2018, quickly followed by a line-up of other events before.