Letter to Mayor of London: re trafficking during the Olympics

Boris Johnson
Mayor of London
Greater London Authority
City Hall
The Queen's Walk
More London
London SE1 2AA

Dear Mr. Johnson,

I am aware that the city of London has been very concerned with the important issue of human trafficking, especially in view of the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games. Some of the examples of the wonderful work which has been done in your country and which we acknowledge and welcome are:

  • The UK Government’s signing of the European Convention on Trafficking;
  • The Home Office’s action plan with specialist trafficking teams at UK ports and airports;
  • Stop the Traffik’s first Global Freedom Summit which was held in London;
  • The mobilization of Christian faith-based institutional investors, backed by interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, to ensure that hotels and leisure groups do their part to prevent human trafficking;
  • The release of the short narrative film, Demand Supply 2012.

I want to express my appreciation for all that has been done. However, in spite of this, some people still fear for the victims of trafficking. I urge you to continue to do all you can in the name of all those women who are at risk and to strongly encourage respect toward all women at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

I wish you and the people of London all the best during the Summer Olympic Games of 2012


Monika Lambton