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Victims of sex trafficking “are living and working beside you”

They may not look like victims of sex trafficking because they are not locked away, and they may be able to attend health checks or go to Western Union to wire some money home.

2019.03.03.

Ruhama hails conviction of sex buyer under new law

“We know that buyers don’t care about the welfare of the person they are seeking so-called ‘sexual services’ from, even when they are victims of trafficking. Paying for sex is not an expression of sexuality: it is primarily the assertion of male dominance over women.”

2019.01.22.

No convictions since introduction of laws against violent sex crime

“We are deeply disappointed that no convictions against sex buyers have been secured under this legislation to date. The law cannot therefore be said to have been fully implemented” – Sarah Benson, CEO, Ruhama.

2018.06.21.

92 victims of sex trafficking supported by Ruhama in 2016

“It is now illegal to purchase sex in this country and the penalties for organising and profiting from prostitution have been increased. More needs to be done to ensure that these laws are properly enforced.”

2017.08.29.

Columban Fr Shay Cullen to receive prestigious Dutch award

2017 Martin Buber Award recognises missionary’s work, through the PREDA Foundation, helping children and women targeted by paedophiles and sex traffickers.

2017.05.02.

Ruhama welcomes arrest of traffickers but not of trafficked

“There needs to be a consistent approach that supports those in prostitution and where we see pimps and other exploiters being prosecuted, not the women,” Ruhama said.

2016.11.03.

Ruhama calls for law to combat trafficking & prostitution

301 women were assisted by the NGO according to the 2015 Annual Report including 94 victims of sex trafficking, an increase of six over the previous year (88 in 2014).

2016.06.28.

Ireland is on the cusp of beating sex traffickers

Ruhama is urging the next government to make the Sexual Offences Bill an absolute priority and place it at the top of their agenda as soon as they come to power.

2016.02.04.

Ruhama helped 88 victims of sex trafficking in 2014

"This Christmas Day, while most of us settle down to a meal with loved ones, many women will be in brothels waiting for a call from their next buyer".

2015.12.08.

Priest to do run to raise awareness of trafficking

“In recent days the large scale loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea has once again highlighted human trafficking as a real and present problem” - Primate.

2015.04.22.

Too many in ‘limbo’ warns Immigrant Council

Failure to introduce a fair immigration service is impacting on individuals and families on a daily basis.

2015.01.02.

Northern Ireland votes to hold sex buyers to account

“Crucial” that Minister Fitzgerald implements legislation to criminalise the purchase of sexual services in the Republic: Ruhama.

2014.10.21.

Ruhama welcomes launch of Child Grooming Bill

"Grooming has been something Ireland has lacked the legislative mechanisms required to deal with up until now.”

2014.09.10.

Pope focuses on slavery for World Day of Peace

This social plague remains all too real in today’s world Pontiff warns.

2014.08.22.

Call for cross border action on human trafficking

In 2011, Ruhama worked with victims of trafficking from 20 different countries.

2013.10.17.
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