Project Updates

A Shared Commitment to Opposing Human Trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

On 18 October 2016 the EU held its 10th Annual Anti-trafficking Day. The National Rapporteur of the Netherlands in a Statement asks this rhetorical question: “What is commitment? Commitment is an irrevocable dedication to fight for something, time and time again. It is unconditional and sustainable. And commitment needs to be heard, seen and felt?. And that is what is being asked of us at a ti

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Report from the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Opposing Human Trafficking

?Freedom should come with no strings attached.? This is the theme our Coalition developed during the 2016 year. We have invested great energy in making posters available in places where people had the opportunity to receive information and take advantage of our services. One of our recent projects is to look at the feasibility of having our poster campaign extended to our local bus service within our capital city of St. John's. Meet

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Report on Trafficking in Persons – South Africa

Opposing Human Trafficking

The South African report on Trafficking in Persons – October 2016 – December 2016 1. On the 7th of October, the NICTIP (National Inter- Sectoral Committee for Trafficking In Persons) met on the progress made on the draft National Policy Framework on Combating of Trafficking in Persons. Mercy House was nominated by the National Department of Social Development to be on this committee, representing all the shelters. This workshop was

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#16 Days16 Stories Campaign Concludes

Opposing Human Trafficking

The 16 Days of Activism commence this Friday, 25 November 2016. The launch video for the #16Days16Stories, campaign is now available. Commencing 24 November 2016, the video stories will be uploaded, one story per day until all 16 are online. The videos are also available on http://www.16days16stories.online These videos have b

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General overview of Trafficking in Ireland 2016

Opposing Human Trafficking

Ireland like so many other countries is a destination and source country for women, men and children subject to trafficking, including forced labour. (TIP Report 2015). Presentation by Mary Ryan rsm at RENATE 2nd European Assembly, 6-12 November 2016 Ireland too has its own history of human trafficking. It was in the year 2000 when the first trafficked pe

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Reminder: #16 Days16Stories Starts 25 November

Opposing Human Trafficking

Mercy Global Action at the United Nations and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd are pleased to announce their 2016 global campaign to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence beginning on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25th, and ending on International Human Rights Day on December 10.

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ACRATH's Reflective Actions for 16 days of Activism (Australia)

Opposing Human Trafficking

ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans), the NGO that Sisters of Mercy in Australia work with to address the issue of trafficking, has announced that it will undertake 16 Days of action and reflection against gender violence, stopping to light a candle each day with a particular intention in mind. Activities commence on the anniversary of the brutal as

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September Report on Mercy Addressing Trafficking in Persons in South Africa

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼ Actions taken to address the issue of human trafficking: 1. The Counter Trafficking in Persons Office (CTIP) of the Southern African Catholic Bishopsü Conference facilitated a workshop that was held from 12 – 15 April. The participants included people from The Department of Social Development, the Parliamentary Liaison Office, the National Prosecuting Authority

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Report for September 2016 from MECPATHS (Ireland)

Opposing Human Trafficking

¼ In recent months, we have had various positive developments in the MECPATHS campaign to raise awareness of child sex trafficking in Irish hotels, as well as the Sisters of Mercy's other anti-trafficking projects. Our campaign team is expanding with the increased involvement of the Kerry Stop Trafficking Group in the Southern Province, a group of lay associates joining ourSs

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A Report from Mercy Investment Services (MIS) Americas

Opposing Human Trafficking

It is the time of year that Mercy Investment Services along with our partners plan for our shareholder season. Many of the same hotel chains, trucking companies and airlines are being approached as in previous years. The one new twist this year is that we have seen mergers and acquisitions of these companies and trying to track down what happens to the work on human trafficking is not alw

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