October 18 is European Day against Human Trafficking

The crime of human trafficking is rampant in every country. At least 20 million people are held in slavery across the world. They are held for sexual exploitation, cheap labour, theft of human organs, or enforced street begging. In Ireland, victims are held, not only in our big cities, but in towns and villages. Between […]

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Unchosen Stay Safe from Slavery Conference

Last month, the UK-based anti-trafficking organisation Unchosen held a conference at Nottingham University. The Conference had a series of brief addresses from a wide variety of people working against all forms of Modern Slavery. Various priorities were highlighted by the speakers. Among these were the importance of working to see the law enforced because of […]

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South African Students Against Human Trafficking

Students of the University of Johannesburg recently won a major award for a campaign which they ran to create awareness about human trafficking. Two lecturers involved in the project, Anna Oksiutycz and Caroline Azionya, share how student involvement brought the human trafficking campaign to life. The campaign, ‘#TraffickingIsReal’, was a partnership between the University of […]

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Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas

The Light House Cinema in Dublin showed a special screening last night of a film examining the reality of sex trafficking in South America. “Chicas Nuevas 24 Horas”, a documentary from Spanish filmmaker Mabel Lozano, tells the stories of women and girls from various countries in South America who were trafficked for sexual exploitation within […]

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