Entries by Invisible Traffick

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 […]

Help us to…HELP THEM!

Help us to…HELP THEM…WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need £24000 to extend the opening hours of our Freephone Helpline; a vital tool to help victims. We are missing calls as we only have the resources to open the Helpline limited hours. With no government funding we rely solely on the generosity of ordinary people like you. Donate via this link: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/helplinecampaign We are very grateful for any amount donated! Tax payers, please tick the gift aid box. Thank you in advance for your kind generosity. You are making an enormous impact on people’s lives. Please share! A Victim’s True Story She was an 18-year old student living in London, met a […]

Invisible Traffick Visit Antrim Primary School

Today our Education Facilitator was at Antrim Primary School speaking to P6 & P7s delivering Invisible Traffick’s education pack, Visi’s World. She talked about the relationship between child labour & chocolate, specifically Easter eggs & also the Fairtrade options available She had baskets filled with Easter eggs as part of a game. She gave them a character, e.g., a 10 year old child labourer in the Ivory Coast and a 10 year old living in Northern Ireland, and a fair trade farmer She then read out statements like, I can express my own opinions, I can buy sweets etc. If that was true for their character, then they could put […]

Invisible Traffick Clothes Swap

Our lovely Education Facilitator hosted a clothes swap in aid of Invisible Traffick!  Everyone attending was encouraged to bring 3 items of clothes to swap for another 3.  It was a lovely evening topped off by the Origin coffee bar providing tea, coffee and treats! Thank you to everyone who came along, helped organise the event and made very generous donations all in aid of helping to free our local victims of human trafficking in Northern Ireland.

Guest Blog: Olivia Rana, Author of Elastic Girl

 “I had to do something to raise awareness of this issue of trafficking, and it was to write a book.”  Olivia Rana   In 2011 I had very little awareness about the issue of trafficking. It wasn’t particularly prevalent in the media here, none of my friends talked about it, so in my mind it was something that happened in other places, something I didn’t need to bother myself about.   This detached and somewhat unfeeling attitude changed when I least expected it. I was playing with my baby daughter on our living room floor when a charity appeal came over the radio. It was for a charity called the Esther […]

Volunteer’s Recruitment and Team Building Day

On Saturday morning we had our very first Volunteer’s Recruitment and Team Building Day. The morning began with a cuppa & a scone. Then Invisible Traffick’s video ‘No Hope’ was screened (watch it below). Our director then spoke a little about how Invisible Traffick all started 7 years ago. She had been to a conference where Christine Caine (founder of anti-huamn trafficking charity, A21) was speaking about how girls had been packaged up into boxes like cargo and were transported across sea and in cars to their destination. On route many of the girls died from oxygen starvation and the girls who did survive were sexually exploited across Europe. Our […]


On Monday we did an interview with Bangor FM. Clink on the link below to download & listen to it! https://wetransfer.com/downloads/77bbd0551089edc484058cc167e1140c20180205133058/7ee1efdd951c6e5ff7f5ef67ef2fbddf20180205133058/4072e8


  This Sunday our director was on BBC Radio Ulster for Sunday Sequence show.She was speaking for a special feature on Modern Day Slavery. Joining our director was Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and Professor Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free The Slaves. Listen to the radio broadcast via the link below – it is on from 35:10 minutes to 102:06 minutes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programme…


Did you see our Elim Life Article this month? If not please have a read & see how YOU could get involved with Invisible Traffick! Come along to our VOLUNTEERS RECRUITMENT DAY to find out more: Saturday 10th February 2018 10am-12:30pm Belfast Email nikki@invisibletraffick.org for more details!