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…”

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”

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”

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”

When I was 2…

When I was 2, I wanted to be a singer. No one wants to be a slave. Today is the start of #nomoretraffik week. We are using the opportunity to ask the Nigerian Government to #BringBackOurGirls. What did you dream of being when you grew up?

NOMORETRAFFIK2014

Tomorrow sees the launch of No More Traffik’s 3rd Awareness Festival. Our aim is to make some noise about human trafficking so that NI is aware & able to act. Can you help spread the word this week, too?   This is the programme of organised events. It’s not too late to join – talkContinue reading “NOMORETRAFFIK2014”

They have names.

Three weeks ago over 200 girls were abducted at school in Chibok by Boko Haram, a militant extremist group whose name means “Western education is a sin”. There are reports of some of the girls having died, others being ill, some trafficked to Chad or Cameroon. The latest report is that 276 are still missing.Continue reading “They have names.”

CARAC

Kiki, my lovely sister, is back from University for a few weeks. When we hang out we tend to try and solve global issues, paint our nails, reminisce, giggle a lot, talk about the future, shop and other things that sisters do. Yesterday when having a bit of a nostalgia session we remembered one of our favourite SwissContinue reading “CARAC”

THE TRIP

Hung’s story has haunted me since I heard it. It is of significant concern that where indicators of human trafficking are identified in cases before the courts that no consideration is being given to the possibility that the person is a victim of human trafficking.