APT and MECPATHS co-share a workshop at the World Meeting of Families Pastoral Conference in the RDS, Dublin, 24- 26 August 2018.

Kevin Hyland OBE, Santa Marta initiative and former head of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Human Trafficking Unit will headline Session 1 of the Morning Programme, Thursday 25 August in a workshop co-presented by APT Ireland and MECPATHS (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection against Trafficking with the Hospitality Sector). The session takes place in Hall 7, the […]

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Ireland downgraded to Tier 2 in the TIP (Trafficking in Persons) Report 2018-published 29 June 2018.

Ireland has received a very public ”wake up” call this week as the country has been downgraded from its usual Tier 1 status, to Tier 2 in this year’s TIP Report, published 29 June 2018. Tier rankings are straightforward, with Tier 2 category assigned to ”The governments of countries that do not fully meet the […]

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Human Trafficking survivor and anti-slavery activist, awarded TIP Report Hero 2018 award for acting to End Modern Slavery.

Blessing Okoedion, formerly trafficked from Nigeria to Italy to work in the sex-slave trade, has been awarded the TIP Report Hero acting to End Modern Slavery award in the 2018 honours list, accompanying the launch of the 2018 TIP Report. The award not only acknowledges the continuing efforts by Blessing to demand that human trafficking is […]

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RUHAMA launches Annual Report 2017.

#TimesUp for sex buyers, pimps and traffickers in Ireland. RUHAMA have launched the 2017 Annual Report, detailing the support provided by the organization to 304 women, transgender people and men in 2017. This includes 109 victims of sex trafficking. RUHAMA urgently call upon the Irish government to properly implement new sexual offences laws to tackle Ireland’s violent […]

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