Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be 

Well, I can’t quite believe it: I’m just weeks away from meeting my BABY! I’ve come to know so many lovely expectant and new mums over the last while, and our chats inspired me to put together a gift guide for pregnant mums and those in the newborn bubble who might just need a treat!Continue reading “Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be “

Imago Dei

A theological reflection on Anti-Slavery Day. This Tuesday was EU Anti-Slavery Day. Modern-day slavery, often referred to as human trafficking, is the fastest growing crime in the world, affecting millions (the last official estimate was 45 million) of people. It is driven by greed for power and money and takes advantage of so many forms of humanContinue reading “Imago Dei”

So you want to end human trafficking…

There is something inside you that screams when you hear about the precious lives of men, women, and children who are coerced and exploited in the name of money, or power, or greed. Maybe you’ve heard a story of someone who was trafficked and you just can’t get them out of your mind. Or maybeContinue reading “So you want to end human trafficking…”

DIGNITY: Taking a stand against Gender-Based Violence

Today, I will be a part of a conference on gender-based violence along with Tearfund, IBM and BMS organised by Contemporary Christianity (who played a massively important underground role in kickstarting the response to human trafficking in Northern Ireland: I like to call them the mafia of NI – they are more gentle/better-intentioned than most gangsters, however!)Continue reading “DIGNITY: Taking a stand against Gender-Based Violence”

Farewell Fast Fashion

We’ve been doing some research at No More Traffik HQ recently for some upcoming campaigns. One thing we’ve always been interested in is how the fashion industry interacts with issues of fairness and justice. We came across this movie on Netflix and it blew us away. I feel like I need to re-watch it monthly…thereContinue reading “Farewell Fast Fashion”

Lord Morrow’s Bill and Beyond

As Lord Morrow’s Bill becomes law today, I take a look at what happens next, and how you can be a part of it. Lord Morrow’s Bill comes into full effect today, 1st June 2015. It’s the result of three years of conversation, research, compromise. We remember sitting in the Senate Chamber in October 2012Continue reading “Lord Morrow’s Bill and Beyond”

Poverty: why?

Working to prevent human trafficking means being very aware of WHY it happens to begin with. It is only by looking at the root of an issue that we may see how to fix it. Gary Haugen does this brilliantly when looking at the problem of poverty. I highly recommend taking a few minutes toContinue reading “Poverty: why?”

Peanut-butter balls

I have another recipe for you today and it is FABULOUS. I just know you’re gonna love it… Peanut Butter Balls! These are like home-made giant Reese’s Pieces ON CRACK.* I decided that peanut butter balls would be a great offering to bring to team day in the office this week. These are great forContinue reading “Peanut-butter balls”

BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE…EVER

So, blogosphere, I’ve been keeping something from you and I don’t think I can do it any longer. I have the recipe for the world’s best chocolate cake. And it’s time for me to share it. I used to work with a great French baker who had lots of secrets up his sleeves and oneContinue reading “BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE RECIPE…EVER”

Generosity and Greed

Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY – a celebration of generosity. I’d love for you to read something a little more work-related. As you know, I manage a charity called No More Traffik that aims to stop human trafficking in Northern Ireland and further afield. When we think about why trafficking exists in the world, we often come backContinue reading “Generosity and Greed”