Entries by Invisible Traffick

Invisible Traffick Intern Interview

In a few weeks we are going to be welcoming a lady called Victoria from America to the Invisible Traffick team.  She is coming to spend some time with Invisible Traffick in both their Northern Ireland and Ireland base and we can’t wait to have her with us! I got the chance to ask her a few questions before she arrives and here is what she said…!   Hi Victoria, we can’t wait to welcome you as part of the team! Could you tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Victoria Stanek. I just graduated from the University of New Hampshire in the United States with my Bachelors in […]

Nefarious Movie Night in Sligo

Although we had put as much planning and preparation as we physically could into promoting this Movie Night, we waited with much uncertainty….Yes we had planned and prepared, invited and promoted, but we had not planned for the weather! I can only describe it as one of the hottest and most beautiful summer evenings we had experienced, here in Sligo, in a very long time. Oh no! How was this going to effect the turn out. Most of Sligo had headed to the beach or to one of Sligo’s many beautiful scenic spots, where they could comfortably enjoy this fabulous weather. But, as the doors opened, almost sixty people arrived […]

Education Facilitator Visits St. Columbanus College

Today our Education Facilitator was at St. Columbanus College in Bangor with their year 8 classes They were a great wee bunch and are a rights respecting school so the teacher was very keen! Could we come to your school, your children’s school or the school you work at? Contact chloe@invisibletraffick.org  

Glenlola Collegiate School – Caring about Charities

This year, pupils in Senior School at Glenlola Collegiate pulled together to organise events to raise money for their nominated charities. These events included a Bun Sale, Christmas Extravaganza, Christmas Jumper day, an Easter raffle and an exciting School Colour Run. The Year 14 pupils selected ‘Invisible Traffick’ as their charity. Receiving a cheque for £2,392, Charity Co-ordinator, Gayle Bunting praised the efforts of the pupils: ‘Invisible Traffick’ is completely overwhelmed by the financial support received from the Year 14 girls of Glenlola Collegiate School. When I heard of the amount raised, I was completely overwhelmed and in realising the amount of hard work that the girls have put in […]

Garnerville Presbyterian Church Coffee Morning

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to and helped organise our coffee morning and Bric-an-brac sale at Garnerville Presbyterian Church. It raised a grand total of £858 & this money will be going toward our helpline to help us to reach and identify victims of human trafficking in Northern Ireland.  

Garnerville Presbyterian Church Service

A few weeks ago we had a brilliant morning sharing at Garnerville Presbyterian Church about the horrors of human trafficking in NI & what we are doing to fight it! Could we come to chat to your organisation, work or church? Email gayle@invisibletraffick.org!

Lurgan Elim Fashion Show

Invisible Traffick was struggling with the problem of restricted opening hours of our Support Helpline and also access to funding.  To help resolve this we decided to put an add in the January edition of Elim life announcing a recruitment/volunteer day on 10th Feb 2018. Pastor Mark from Lurgan Elimcalled me in Jan explaining that God had really put it upon his heart to help victims of human trafficking and wanted to offer us support. We hosted a presentation in March at the church and this was followed up by a fundraiser Fashion Show on 12th April, this event was totally organised by Lurgan Elim. From the minute Ash and I arrived we were  both touched and amazed by […]

Nefarious Documentary Screening

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our film night of Nefarious: Merchant of Souls.  Nefarious is a hard-hitting documentary that reveals the disturbing trends of modern day sex slavery through the eyes of both the enslaved and their traffickers.  It was an amazing opportunity to learn from international humanitarian leaders, be inspired by the gripping and triumphant testimonies of survivors and hear an interview with a real trafficker. Everyone who attended was really moved by the sense of injustice that slavery is.  We are so grateful for their support and donations – you are helping us to reach our dream of a world free from slavery!  

Invisible Traffick Blog Featured on Helplines.org

Our Director, Gayle Bunting, recently spoke to helplines.org about the work that Invisible Traffick does to support the victims of human trafficking. Read it below or check it out via this link – https://helplines.org/n…/helpline-tackles-human-trafficking/   ‘Figures from the National Crime Agency show that in the three months from April to June 2017, 1090 victims potential victims of human trafficking were reported in England, 52 in Wales, 47 in Scotland and 11 in Northern Ireland. The 1,200 potential victims were from 83 different nationalities with Albania, the UK and Vietnam being the most commonly reported. The reasons why people are trafficked varies. Trafficking victims may be sexually exploited, used as forced labour, forced to beg, forced […]