World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Today is the first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Today, we are called to reflect on the implications of this criminal activity for the tens of millions of men, women, and children who are enslaved and traded around the world. We are challenged to think about what we can do to show solidarity with […]

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Response from Amnesty International: Campaign to Legalise Prostitution

Amnesty International has sent us an update on their global consultation on the proposed adoption of a policy on the decriminalisation of sex work. This update is in response to our input on the views of APT to their proposal to decriminalise the buyers of sex. Fiona Crowley, Research & Legal Manager, Amnesty International Ireland […]

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New Report Highlights Trafficking Problem in Ireland

The 2014 report from the US State Department on trafficking in various countries around the world includes an interesting report on the situation in Ireland. It notes that foreign trafficking victims in Ireland are from Nigeria, Cameroon, the Philippines, Poland, Brazil, Pakistan, South Africa, Lithuania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Kuwait, and other […]

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Local TDs must recommit to sex buyer laws

Pimps, traffickers and thugs take advantage of 12-month delay Statement from Act to Prevent Trafficking Local TDs must end a 12-month delay and recommit to new laws which would put local pimps out of business by targeting demand for prostitution, according to Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT). Campaigners are asking TDs to act on the […]

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“Time to Halt this Traffic in Women”

“The Government of Canada has become the latest to propose laws which will target pimps and johns in an effort to curb prostitution and human trafficking.” Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland, calls for the Irish Government to take similar action and move forward with proposals to criminalise buyers of sex. […]

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