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…”

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”

#nomoretraffik

So this week, we launched the 2014 #nomoretraffik festival. It’s been an amazing start and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  We asked you (and the rest of the NMT crew) to share a childhood photo in order to raise awareness of #nomoretraffik and #bringbackourgirls. I was AMAZED at the response: over 700 shares. I gotContinue reading “#nomoretraffik”

Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! In the lead-up to today, may have been highlighting the plight of women around the world – who don’t have access to education or resources, who are abused, who are discriminated against, whose gender makes them vulnerable – if you’ve spent time on the blog, you probably are aware of someContinue reading “Happy International Women’s Day!”

2014 Snapshot: London

I got to travel twice in January – 2014 is shaping up well! This trip was part work, part leisure. I got to visit the Stop the Traffik offices to work on an exciting project (that will be announced soon) and to attend the first meeting of the STT UK steering group. A real privilege toContinue reading “2014 Snapshot: London”

BRIDE BLOG #2: an ETHICAL wedding?

I wrote last week that I felt the wedding industry was like a blown-up version of the beauty industry; it would be more true to say that the wedding industry is like a louder, brighter, bigger version of everything…food, transport, accommodation, clothing, decorations, printing: a lot of everyday things wrapped up in bows for aContinue reading “BRIDE BLOG #2: an ETHICAL wedding?”

Rio, part 1.

Annnd we’re back! Blogosphere, I have neglected you, and I’m sorry. My last two posts were snippets of guest posts so they don’t even really count! But what better way to get back up on that horse than to blog about one of my most amazing experiences of my life so far…a trip to RIOContinue reading “Rio, part 1.”