“ MTV EXIT Live in Dili "
Dili, 18 June 2010 - The MTV EXIT campaign announced the launch of a nationwide initiative to fight human trafficking through a unique series of events and television programs. The campaign will kick-off with "MTV EXIT Live in Dili", a massive, free concert on June 25 featuring performances by Timor Leste's top artists as well as Indonesia megastars, Superman is Dead (S.I.D.).
MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking) is produced by the MTV EXIT Foundation in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In Timor-Leste, the campaign is supported by the Government of Timor-Leste, IOM and the Alola Foundation.
The June 25 live concert in Dili will be staged at Democracy Field at 6:00 pm and is expected to attract more than 15,000 music fans. Also performing alongside S.I.D. will be local favourites Ego Lemos, 5 De Oriente, Rai Nain, Detective and Diosis Putri Band. The concert will inform youth about the dangers of human trafficking and provide them with key information and tools to protect themselves from being exploited.
More than 2.5 million people are trafficked every year, with the majority of victims coming from the Asia-pacific region. These concerts will engage and empower young people to better identify the dangers of human trafficking. Greater awareness of this issue can save lives.