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Exposition of Capsules of Life in Guatemala

In Antigua Guatemala, at the Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Española, UNODC inagurated the art exhibition "Take a Pill for Life".  The exhibition of the visual artist, Florencia Pozo, seeks to make the viewer reflect on the different modalities of human trafficking. The expo took place within the framework of the UNODC Global Blue Heart Campaign.

Florencia Pozo, has participated in several international collective exhibitions and was awarded with the third place in the International Competition of Realist Painting. The exhibition includes 11 pieces that show the Trafficking in Persons modalities through a composition of capsules; labor exploitation, sexual exploitation, child exploitation, forced marriages, irregular adoption and organ trafficking. The series culminates with a piece titled Humans Beings are not for FOR SALE. The exhibition will be presented until September 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Centro Cultural de la Cooperación España en Antigua Guatemala (6a ave Norte Antiguo Colegio de la Compañia de Jesús).

The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime defines Trafficking in persons" as  the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.