This Project is a series of Ads done for DACS (Designers Against Child Slavery). The ads are for an exhibition called Exposé that will show in Columbia, SC, New York City, and Johannesburg, South Africa. These ads are going to be posted around the cities with the intentions of grabbing people's attention.
DACS goal is to raise awareness about sex trafficking through art and design. So we wanted to make sure that the ad reflected the horror that these young women and children face on a daily basis.
- There are an estimated 2,000,000 children enslaved in the global sex trade.
- Young girls are tricked into working in brothels day in and day out. In some cases, victims are forced to have sex with up to 15 men a night.
- One third of the global trafficking trade (about 200,000 - 250,000 women and children) are trafficked out of southeast asia every year.
- 50-90% of children rescued from brothels in Southeast Asia are infected with HIV.
- Children enslaved in the global sex trade have been rescued as young as 5 years old.
After reading those statistics, its clear that these women and children have had their lives stripped from them. They are essentially turned in to lifeless puppets which are controlled and forced to do unimaginable things. We wanted to create an image that really expresses the idea of these children's lives being stripped away by the brothel owners, leaving nothing but bodies with no hope in life. Forced to believe that this is the way life goes, and there is no changing it. But DACS represents hope for these children. It represents the idea that there is more to life than the brothels, and it longs to share that with the world through these art exhibitions.