Bringing the World Together to Fight Child-Trafficking
More than 30 million children are trafficked yearly, a hidden crime has gone unseen with no sign of slowing down. The Luxembourg’s Diplomacy & Communications Institute (LUDCI.eu) was born to raise press awareness to eradicate child-trafficking, a vision we can only achieve working together. We are fueling our mission through a relentless desire to use our greatest weapons – building the media agenda, creating diplomacy, funding research, and human rights development – to inform, make aware, educate and build a global network of diverse stakeholders and partners.
Today, awareness of child trafficking is a fragmented market. Mainstream media covers this global menace sporadically. Academic institutions do not educate or inform about the issue. Families don’t know that early warning, and research centers receive limited funding for research and development to decrease its ever-growing statistics.
Child-trafficking is an economic, social, and human rights issue and we need to unify our efforts to tackle it. Through the creation of a participatory e-learning platform, we provide online courses and training on-demand, cooperate with academic institutions, NGOs, IGOs, Think Tanks, among others.
Since our launch, we have seen a significant shift in the media’s reporting of human trafficking and humanitarian crisis, from dramatic exposes to in-depth original media work, research, and documentaries really shaping perceptions and guiding the public conversation about modern-day slavery.
To that end, LUDCI.eu is here to set the news agenda and drive better, faster, and more efficient decisions to erase it entirely off the map. Human trafficking schemes are constantly evolving. Becoming the primal diplomatic press institute to fight against this hidden crime helps keep the public informed, engaged and pressure for early action. We are pursuing more research and investigative work, expanding our press and media services to reach the world and push for early action.
Using the power of media diplomacy, we will confront, demand, and call upon the necessary stakeholders to fight against an unspeakable crime. Our job will not cease until we can keep our children – away from the fear of being taken – away from exploitation – away from being used as a commodity.
Today, we only see an increase in the child-trafficking numbers. Tomorrow we can all act together to make this number smaller and safeguard their right to justice and equality. The World’s children are still our own children. Saving one child today means saving 100 tomorrow!