Ending Trafficking Begins with us. Das Ende des Menschenhandels beginnt mit uns. Terminarea traficului incepe cu noi.Dhënia fund e Trafikimit Fillon me NE.Az emberkereskedelem vége velünk kezdődik! It-tmiem tat-traffikar uman jibda minna stess.Ukončenie obchodovania začína od nás. Крајот на Трговијата започнува со нас.Terminar com o tráfico começa por nós.Fine tratta comincia da Noi. Oprirea traficului de persoane începe cu noi.Położenie kresu handlowi ludźmi zaczyna się od nas. Het einde van mensenhandel begint bij ons. Mettre fin à la Traite : à nous d’abord de nous y mettre.Konec trgovanja z nami.Припинення торгівлі людьми починається з нас.Kova prieš prekybą žmonėmis prasideda nuo mūsų. Acabar con el tráfico humano empieza con NOSOTROS.At gøre ende på menneskehandel begynder hos os.Cilēku tirdzniecības beigas sākas ar mums.KONEC OBCHODOVÁNÍ S LIDMI ZAČÍNÁ NÁMI! KRAJ TRGOVANJA POČINJE S NAMA! PRESTANAK TRGOVANJA LJUDIMA ZAPOČINJE S NAMA! Краят на трафика на хора, започва с нас
‘’Every human being, man, woman, boy and girl, is made in God’s image.Therefore, we declare on each and every one of our creeds that modern slavery, in terms of human trafficking, forced labour and prostitution, and organ trafficking, is a crime against humanity.” Dec 2014
Iris was a University student when she was abducted and forced into prostitution. After her ordeal and dramatic escape from the traffickers who held her captive, she accepted our invitation to visit Ireland to raise awareness of this evil and prevent other students from becoming victims.
Peter “I let myself be lured into working abroad. At that time I had already been broken. I didn’t mind. I would cut lettuce, fill containers with it. Twelve, more than twelve hours every day. When it was time to be paid, they found all sorts of excuses. I would get up and go to bed while being kicked. Now it’s all coming back to me what I have been through..
Since I have returned lots of positive things happened. It has all been sorted out for son and mother. I sleep and eat better. I gave up drinking and smoking.’’
“I am really troubled that men – strangers abused my body, it was heinous. Even when my heart was bleeding I had to smile. Although tormented and on the verge of death I really desired to live. Every moment I was seized by fear, I was annoyed by so many things and people and felt worthless. I did not want to perform services on the street, but I was forced to, I did not know how to defend myself from him. I felt, I feel impure.
I am too wounded, humiliated, too afraid of being disappointed in life again. Before I used to be a happy girl, had plans, ideas for life. I longed to start a family, have a husband, kids… now I don’t know, I am afraid, I don’t trust men. Many people say that true love shall cure it, so where is it? May it come soon… I handed my past into God’s hands and try not to go back to it. I also pray to my patron saint. I strive for forgiveness but it is not easy. I would like to be independent, be included into society. I have certain dreams, to live in the eternal happiness…“
The award ceremony took place on March 15 in Bristol. The short film competition was announced by the organisation Unchosen who use the power of film in fight against-modern slavery.
“Ivan died at the age of 48, at the consequences of the disease less than two years after his rescue. It was on February 7, 2016 – the eve of Saint Bakhita´s Day, the patron of trafficked victims….”
Mabel Mariotti, MCCI, a Comboni sister working with SOLWODI Germany and a member of RENATE, is scheduled to speak on behalf of RENATE at the Global Compact Conference taking place at the Catholic Academy in Berlin on Friday, 16 March 2018.
Mabel shares the 6th and final session of the conference with H.E. Mr. Kevin Hyland, OBE, UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner and Mr. Carsten Moritz, head of the Human Trafficking Unit, German Federal Criminal Police Office. This session addresses the theme Protecting: Suppressing Human Trafficking. Mabel will present on the topic: Solidarity with Women in Distress (SOLWODI) & Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE).
The Conference Programme is available at: file:///C:/Users/akell/Downloads/Agenda%20-%20Conference%20Global%20Compacts%20Berlin%2016-03-2018%20(08-03-2018)%20(002)%20(1).pdf
Watch this space for a report on the Global Compact Conference, which will feature at a later stage.
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.
On 14 March, 2018, the Missing Persons’ Families’ Support Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, launched its Amber Alert- Facebook in Lithuania as part of a joint campaign entitled ‘’For a Safe Lithuania.’’ The President of Lithuania, Ms. Dalia Grybauskaitė, participated in the launch which took place at the Presidential Palace’s Centre for Civil Education. Ms. Anne Hall, U.S ambassador to Lithuania attended, as did representatives of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Police Department.
AMBER Alert is a Facebook-related system that enables law enforcement to send a message containing a recent photo and information about a missing child to all users located within a radius of 200 km from the location where the child was last seen.
Lithuania is the first country in the Nordic region to have such a system.
Please see below a series of documents containing further information about the event.
Ms. Natalja Kurcinskja, Director of the Missing Person’s Families support Centre in Vilnius, Lithuania, was presented with the Courageous woman award for dedication to the subject of missing children . Ms. Anne Hall, US Ambassador to Lithuania, presented the award and congratulated Natalja for her exemplary courage and tirelessness in continuing to bring the spotlight on the plight of missing children in Lithuania and the impact on the families of those who are reported missing.
The Centre collaborates with Civil Society and Government in order to reduce the numbers of those who fall victim to human trafficking and will hold a number of collaborative initiatives throughout the coming year. More information about the work at the Centre, at: http://www.missing.lt
Dingusių žmonių šeimų paramos centras/ Missing Persons’ Families Support Centre
Žaliųjų ežerų g.85,
LT – 08403, Vilnius,
Tel/Fax: 8 (5) 248 33 73.
Mob: +370 692 99 570. missing.lt Dingo vaikas? Skambink 116 000. Visoje ES veikiantis NEMOKAMAS pagalbos telefonas, skirtas dingusių vaikų artimiesiems. www.116000.lt Missing child? Call 116 000. Free helpline for missing children relatives in all Europe. www. 116000.lt
Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications Person.