Launch of cAPTives- APT/AMRI human trafficking awareness-raising programme.

At 11:00 (GMT),  Monday, 18 October 2021, the EU anti-Human Trafficking day, APT/AMRI launch their cAPTives anti-human trafficking education programme for post-primary schools.

When compiling this education resource, the following key questions came to mind:

  • Why do we use the words Slave/Slavery to describe this Human Trafficking?
  • Is the term Trafficking the most suitable term?
  • What drives people to do this to others?
  • What kind of money is involved?
  • What can I/we do to demand change in relation to Human Trafficking?

The programme comprises six presentations with input from the following:

Mr. Kevin Hyland, OBE, former UK anti-Slavery Commissioner and member of the Santa Marta group at the Vatican;

Ms. Ann Marie Cagney, Assistant Garda Commissioner.

JP O’ Sullivan, MECPATHS Ireland (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection against Trafficking within the Hospitality and Services Sectors).

Ms. Alex Cooney, CEO, Cyber Safe Kids Ireland.

Det. Superintendent Derek Maguire, An Garda Siochana National Protective Services Bureau.

Mr. Tim Schmalz, Sculptor & artist ‘’Let the oppressed Go free.’’


Programme for launch

11:00 – Welcome – Liz Byrne, IBVM, Chairperson APT/AMRI.

11:10 – Overview of the cAPTives programme.

11:20 – Screening of segments from the cAPTives school programme.

11:30 –Further information  Q & A.

11:45 – Closing prayer.

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