It is a general truth that for trafficking to happen in a community, it requires some people to carry out the crime, others to be complicit and a great many more to be ignorant. The victims don’t just disappear in one place and magically reappear somewhere else, ready to be exploited. They must be recruited, … Read more
Last week our CEO Ruth had the honour of travelling to Hamburg to speak at the 34th Kirchentag. This is a five-day gathering of Christians of all ages and backgrounds to discuss burning and important topics of the day. Ruth sat on two panel discussions, one on human trafficking and the other more specifically on … Read more
Recently, STOP THE TRAFFIK UK hosted ‘Beyond the GIFT box’ – an event to say a big thank you to all the amazing volunteers who helped make our GIFT box project such a success over the summer. One volunteer, freelance journalist Lizzy Millar, was inspired to write about her experience. The Glamour-less Reality of Slavery … Read more
It’s a funny thing, isn’t it, living in the age of search engines. Today, I was able to pop online and find myself an instantaneous expert on – of all things – asparagus. By contrast, if you’d quizzed me this morning on this rather niche topic, I could have told you two things about it: … Read more
With the announcement that as of 2013, Kit Kat two-finger in the UK and Ireland will join its four-finger sibling in going Fairtrade! It’s busy work, pressuring companies to weed out trafficking in their supply chains. Today, for a moment, we can have a quick break and celebrate; from next year we no longer have … Read more
Our CEO, Ruth Dearnley, has been demonstrating how to enjoy chocolate with a lighter conscience in the STOP THE TRAFFIK office, now that the first packets of Fair trade Maltesers have hit the shelves. 1. Can you spot the Malteser? 2. Notice how little attention the CEO gets from her team 3. Leave a comment … Read more
SO WHAT DO THOSE TRAFFICKERS LOOK LIKE?! I turned on my T.V. to see a report of someone I knew well… Okay, so I’m new to the family of STOP THE TRAFFIK, and armed with many unanswered questions in my head. I’m on a quest to try to discover some valid answers to those questions…what … Read more
Red light freedom run statistics 140 miles 1.1 million steps 5.5 days 3,500 calories a day 5 hours sleep a night 5 pairs of trainers between 2 men 1.5 stone lost during training (and that was just Duncan) The pennies and pounds are still to be counted and we’ll let you know the total … Read more
Amsterdam, 10am, -5c and Phil Lane, Duncan Parker and Mark Rowland begin the first of 5 marathons, which they’ll run over 6 days. The ‘Red Light Run’ started today from the red light district in Amsterdam and will end on Wednesday 8th December at the red light district in London, covering 130 miles - 5 marathons. The team have already … Read more
…the curry lover realised the young Bangladeshi boy that ‘worked’ at their favourite curry house had been trafficked?
This Christmas, people around the world will be feasting on scrumptious chocolate made up of luxurious ingredients like exploitation, abuse and violence. Doesn’t seem right, does it? Together we have started to change the chocolate loving world….. Cadbury have started giving us traffik free Dairy Milk, Mars have made promises, Swiss Noir and Verkade are on … Read more
Interview with NielsInterview with AntonieHere are two interviews reviewing last week’s historic UN conference, where your 1.5 million signatures were revealed. The first is from Antonie, who talks about the Event, and the Global Fund: Interview with Antonie The second interview is with Niels from Stop the Traffik, who discusses the inspiration of the Youth Forum that was held … Read more
Stop the Traffik has been building up for this week for sometime: over 1 million signatures will be revealed to the United Nations. Here’s Phil on just what your signatures will do this week. Click for audio here.