What is the UN GIFT Box?
An innovative project created by STOP THE TRAFFIK and the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking (UN.GIFT) which was launched during the 2012 London Olympics. GIFT boxes are walk-in pieces of public art that people encounter at street level that invite people inside with promises and offers like “Earn more money and support your family.” Once inside visitors are presented with a different reality and exposed to the dangers of human trafficking. The project is currently in Brazil, Slovakia and the United Kingdom and has the potential to roll out into other countries across the world.
The UN Gift Box will remain in Union Square until the end of the Super Bowl (Feb. 2). You can find out more information on their website here: http://www.stopthetraffik.org/united-states