Total and Unicef show the red card on child abuse and exploitation

2010-06-30 00:00

RED cards are not only being dished out on football fields during this Fifa World Cup; petrol giant Total has joined forces with the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) to red-card child abuse and exploitation through what is called the Red Card initiative.

Members of the public, aware of cases of child abuse whether relating to children being exploited for commercial sex, forced labour, child trafficking or child pornography, can obtain red cards carrying vital contact details for reporting such crimes from any Total garage.

The red card was first used by the International Labour Organisation as a symbol against child labour. With child exploitation being brought into sharp focus with the World Cup, Unicef South Africa has also adopted the idea as an advocacy campaign.

Total’s marketing manager, Reina Cullian, said their endorsement of this initiative was spurred by the fact that often one of the barriers to assisting children in need and possibly the easiest to remove, is knowledge about where to turn for help.

The red card is free of charge and available at all Total service stations.

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