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…”

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”

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”

How Belfast stood up to the slave trade

‘That the Africans are an inferior link in the grand chain of nature is a prejudice, which has been indulged in and propagated by Europeans, especially in modern times, from considerations peculiarly sordid and contemptible; the fact is that the mental faculties of the n******* are by no means of a subordinate description to those ofContinue reading “How Belfast stood up to the slave trade”

AWARENESS in the anti-trafficking field

Myria Vassiliadou, the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, has been in Belfast over the past couple of days. She was part of a think-tank with local NGOs yesterday, attended a dinner hosted by the Lord Mayor of Belfast last night, and then spent this morning with NI stakeholders. It was great to hear about and discuss theContinue reading “AWARENESS in the anti-trafficking field”

#GIFTBoxNI

The GIFT Box has arrived! In partnership with the United Nations, the first GIFT Box launched in London 2012 to raise awareness of human trafficking. We got to attend STOP THE TRAFFIK Brazil’s GIFT Box Launch in November in preparation for the World Cup and were so impressed that we knew we had to get oneContinue reading “#GIFTBoxNI”

“Not here! Far from here.” CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION IN BRAZIL

BBC Panorama highlighted the contrast they found when researching the World Cup preparations in Brazil in this documentary two nights ago. It’s really tough watching, but it’s important. I saw the same contrast when in Rio last year: excitement and promise, financial investment, change and progress…right next to poverty, despair, exploitation, addiction and hopelessness. We stayedContinue reading ““Not here! Far from here.” CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION IN BRAZIL”

MY DAD IS MY HERO

Seriously. He ran 10k for No More Traffik last night…and made it look EASY AS PIE (17 years after triple bypass surgery, no less!) It would be so lovely if you could sponsor him – his site is open until July 4th. Can you spare a fiver? Go here: http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/alanwilson Thank you, and thanks Dad!