STOP THE TRAFFIK is thrilled to celebrate the announcement that Caroline Taylor has been appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in this New Year 2017 Honours list for services to Marketing, Diversity and Prevention of Human Trafficking.

Caroline has been a member of the STOP THE TRAFFIK board since its inception in 2007, and held the position of Chair of the board since 2011. Caroline leads the board with an exceptional blend of skill, wisdom, creativity and passion.


Ruth Dearnley, CEO of STOP THE TRAFFIK said: 

‘Caroline’s unique contribution to STOP THE TRAFFIK facilitates a clear and strong governance which has kept us moving forward whether we are in times of plenty or famine with our resources. We benefit from her ability to reach for the innovative, to inspire and to support the staff team as we have sought to pioneer and imagine new ways to prevent the buying and selling of people around the world. Caroline constantly challenges us to be both wise and brave. This award recognises Caroline’s extraordinary contribution and we celebrate with her and her family and friends; congratulations Caroline and thank you for all you do for STOP THE TRAFFIK!”

Caroline is also a trustee of the Oasis Global charity, of which STOP THE TRAFFIK is a subsidiary. Steve Chalke, the founder of Oasis and STOP THE TRAFFIK, commented:

‘Caroline’s capacity to grapple with the complexities of the global and forever changing crime of Human Trafficking allied to her ability to work with and guide the team of wonderful activists who make up our staff has been, and remains, central to the vital campaigning and preventive work of STOP THE TRAFFIK. And the most remarkable thing is that she does all this in her spare time!’


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