The Thailand Rotary Action Group Against Slavery Team (TRAGAST) hosted the Chiang Mai A21 Freedom Walk on Saturday 14 October 2023. It served to raise awareness and as a community involvement opportunity in the fight against human trafficking. The A21 Walk for Freedom was a great success in Chiang Mai.
FFW Group Photo

Khun Peerasin Chatchawart from A21 read the following declaration:

Slavery still exists in the 21st century.

People like you and I, bought and sold as commodities.

People like you and I, in this city and in this nation.

But you and I are here today.


We refuse to just talk about injustice; to simply post about it.

Instead, we’re here together in strength and numbers.

We have the power to change the statistics.

And we’re changing them right now.


This is our Walk For Freedom.

A walk for justice and human dignity.

A walk for hope and restoration.

From Australia to Ghana, India to Brazil.

All over the world, we will abolish slavery with each step.


Let’s never forget that we don’t just say it–we believe it.

A world without slavery is possible.

While human trafficking is destroying lives,

We know that freedom will have the final word.


That’s why we exist. That’s why we’re here.

For Freedom.

Truer words were never spoken!

The walk participation included dignitaries from the United States Consulate in Chiang Mai and representatives from Several Rotary Clubs and Non-Government Organizations including Urban Light and Whispering Willow.

Walking for Freedom

Many thanks to our generous sponsors: 


Atherton Legal – John Fotiadis

German Kitchen Design – Nico Reschke

Kram Kraft – Suthep Tae

Smart Soft Asia – Philippe D’acquet

Bacco Gastro Wine Bar – Salvatore


Anonymous Donor – A Rotarian

Daniel Wylie – RC Bangkok

Uwe Warnacke  - RC Bangkok

Rotary Sponsors:

Rotary Action Group Against Slavery

RC Chiang Mai Airport

RC Chiang Mai Wattana

RC Community Action Against Human Trafficking

RC Community Action Satellite Club Ending Forced Organ Harvesting

RC PNW Ending Sex Trafficking

We are very grateful to all who made this important event possible!