A campaign to end exploitation and human trafficking hit a high note, with a concert to raise awareness in Hanoi.
At first glance, the pop concert might have very little to do with human trafficking but these artists have turned up the volume on the silent crime of modern day slavery.
They contributed their time and their talent to raise awareness of this heinous crime that affects 2.5 million people around the world each year.
Traffickers target men and women, often young people from the countryside, who are eager for better lives.
They win their trust and trick them, selling them into forced labour or to the sex trade.
On average in Vietnam, a trafficked person is worth around US$250, but the price can go up to US$700.
MTV Exit, the music channel’s campaign to end exploitation and trafficking, said the entire industry is worth an estimated US$32 billion.
And getting rid of this serious global human rights violation will take an enormous amount of cooperation.
Many countries in Southeast Asia lack the law enforcement and judicial capacity to tackle human trafficking, but progress is being made.
Here is a performance by girl group, Brown Eyed Girls at the concert