EUROPOL gives Ireland a wake-up call, as alarm bells ring about children trafficked to Ireland for sex trade.

In an article by Conor Gallagher, (Irish Times Friday 19 October 2018) we read of Europol warning Ireland about sophisticated organised crime gangs trafficking children from Nigeria to Ireland to work in the sex trade. The agency identified Nigerian organised crime gangs as one of the main groups involved in the trafficking of underage victims into the […]

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In light of extent of numbers of vulnerable persons in detention, JRS UK calls on British Government to end the use of indefinite detention.

LEICESTER, United Kingdom – Victims of human trafficking are being held in indefinite detention by the British government, according to a new report by the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK. The JRS UK said the system used to determine whether an asylum seeker is a trafficking victim – called the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) […]

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Collaboration is key as local communities strive to prevent Human Trafficking.

Combating a cycle of despair.

This week’s edition of The Tablet publishes a valuable feature by Ruth Gledhill, entitled ”Combating a cycle of despair.” In it, the author sets out the context in which young and impressionable girls in Nigeria and specifically, Edo State,  are easy prey for traffickers. Working from early childhood, with no prospects of any future away […]

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APT enjoys facilitated Forward-Planning Meeting, 8 October 2018.

At their monthly meeting on 8 October last, the members of Act to Prevent Trafficking (APT) had a facilitated session to review the objectives of the group and to set priorities for the year ahead.  Awareness-raising, through various means, continues to be a central focus, as well as monitoring the implementation of the Sexual Offences […]

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