Get your hands on the hottest tickets in Stockholm this October, as non-profit organisation Talita hosts a night of great music (and positive impact) featuring popular duo First Aid Kit
For over two decades, the Swedish non-profit organisation Talita has been doing invaluable work in providing women and children with a way out of prostitution, pornography and human trafficking for sexual purposes. Today, its operations comprise two Stockholm-based rehabilitation-focused shelters and similar activity in Mongolia, Romania, the Philippines and Kenya. Over the years, Talita has also become a key player in prevention work, which focuses on keeping young girls from becoming involved in prostitution and pornography and in outreach efforts that locate individuals within the settings where prostitution occurs and provide them with much-needed support.
Talita has been particularly lauded for its one-year rehabilitation program, which is based on a method derived from the organisation’s 20-plus years of experience working in this field. The program has proven highly effective – nearly all women who have successfully completed it permanently exit prostitution and reintegrate into society.
For Talita to keep doing its remarkable work protecting and helping women and children across the globe, the initiative needs funding. To raise money for its good cause, Talita is hosting a charity concert on October 3rd at the China Teatern in the heart of Stockholm. The star of the event? None other than Swedish band First Aid Kit, who have charmed audiences worldwide with their dreamy folk music. The duo will perform an intimate mini-gig, including some of their greatest hits, while the proceeds will go towards supporting Talita’s operation.
“In our opinion, First Aid Kit is the most talented band Sweden has. It is not just their music that radiates beauty – Klara and Johanna [Söderberg], as individuals, radiate beauty inside and out,” states Talita. “They are true feminists, courageously championing girls’ and women’s rights, even in the face of threats and animosity. Their dedication to our cause is profound.”
Klara has been a Talita ambassador since 2022, and spreading the word about the association and being part of a positive change is crucial to her and her bandmate and sister Johanna. "We grew up with a mother who taught us about feminism very early on – it’s something we’ve carried with us since we were children, and it’s a lens through which we view the world," the sisters say. "It feels right and natural to extend a hand to women who have not been as fortunate as we have in life, and through Talita, that becomes a real possibility... We’re so honored and grateful that we can help them through our music."
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