I stand for you

Theater performance

The play I STAND FOR YOU shows the process of becoming a victim, holding up a mirror
to the harshness of reality.


The play and the related study materials primarily examine the process of becoming a victim and theopportunities available for young people at risk of becoming victims of prostitution and human trafficking.

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Coming soon...

The animation
was supported by the Norwegian Civil Fund
as part of the complex public awareness
raising and preventive pilot program
entitled “I stand for you.”

About the play in a nutshell

Kitty and Sunny are travelling by train from Nyíregyháza to Budapest. Their goal is to get to the Netherlands. Sunny has just escaped from an orphanage. Kitty is telling her the story of Marlenka, the gypsy girl, who was greatly crushed by the devil. She was really cheated by a knight in the shining armor, and eventually had to escape from the wizard’s garden. As the train journeys on, the border between fiction and reality begins to fade away. The story of Kitty, Sunny, and Marlenka comes together on stage, their fictional-reality speaks about poverty, helplessness, lack of love and ill- fate – and hopefully gives some hope as well.

The uniqueness of the program is due to the implementation of the tools of forum theater. The theater work was preceded by a year of research, during which the actors and actresses interacted with experts of the field, familiarized themselves with the related literature and case studies, and thus became informed about the social background of becoming a prostitute, the characteristics of the process, and the possible psychological past and psychography of victimized girls. The performance was then designed based on these studies.

Modern day slavery – despite the high latency – is a social problem affecting millions worldwide. Based on the data published in 2014 by the Global Slavery Index, which encompassed 167 countries, there are 36 000 victims of human trafficking in Hungary, placing it 75th in the ranking of the examined countries, and third among European countries. The vast majority of victims are women and children, mainly coming from extreme poverty and living in underdeveloped regions (mainly the Nyírség region), as well as belonging to minority groups and those living in state run orphanages. These are the people who are primarily at risk of human trafficking.

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