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I'll just fight until the end

On a chilly afternoon in January, I (Sierra Metzel) sat down with IT Specialist and Judicial Police Agent, Adam Farkas to talk about his experience with human trafficking in Romania and Eastern Europe.  Abolishion recently teamed up with ANITP and People To People to speak at a seminar Adam held at his university

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Breaking the Systems

At Abolishion we say that we “Break the systems that keep people in sexual slavery.”  That's not just spin but a carefully worded phrase that represents what we believe. 

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Sierra joins the Abolishion Team

It's exciting to have Sierra Metzel join our team in the much needed role of story teller.  Sierra brings her journalism and writing skills, her photography skills as well as her ability to see beyond the norm to the Abolishion team.  We're excited about the energy and enthusiasm she brings as well as her ability to communicate stories with heart.  We know that you will be both inspired and informed by her work.  Welcome to the team Sierra!

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Ioana joins the Abolishion team

We're so excited to have Ioana join the team at Abolishion.  She will work to enhance our social media and as a result give you much more regular updates and useful information to equip you about how to fight human trafficking.  Her administration skills will also assist our CEO in getting even more done.  Ioana is fluent in both Romanian and English, opening up more opportunities to work at a a deeper level in Romania.  We're excited about the passion and energy she is already bringing to the team. Welcome Ioana!

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Social Workers learn to fight trafficking

Eighty-two social workers and university students from the Bihor and Satu Mare districts of Romania gathered over 3 separate days of training to learn about human trafficking.  Many arrived expecting a normal day of training but that thought was firmly challenged the minute they arrived.  Most who attended had heard of human trafficking before but had never been up close to it.

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Street Theatre Provokes Thought

In the first two weeks of October, we had the Concordia University Around the World Team with us to fight human trafficking here in Romania.  This group was a team of 38, made up of students and their professors, Adam Lee, John Norton and Tim Preuss.  This unique course sees students travel to ten different countries, over a six month period, to study culture, local literature as well as volunteering with local organisations on the ground.

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Abolishion Movie

This video tells the story of a girl who was trafficked by a loverboy. 

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Fighting Trafficking in Germany

On Friday, July 11, our CEO, Leanne Rhodes, travelled to Mainz, Germany to be part of the "Unverkauflich" event put on by dieBasis church and Hope For Freedom.  The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about human trafficking and inform people about what they could do.

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Abolishion Course Makes a Difference

In January, 2014, Abolishion launched its online course on human trafficking. The course sends partcipants an email a day for 30 days. Each day details an aspect of human trafficking including topics such as statistics, supply and demand, traffickers, hot lines, how to identify trafficking where you live and why girls stay. Each day only takes 3 minutes to read but will equip you to join the fight, wherever you live.

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Rewriting the National Referral Mechanism

On Tuesday May 20 they all started filing in. There were chiefs of police who headed up anti-trafficking efforts, organised crime and corruption units from all over Romania. National and regional directors of ANITP, the Romanian governmental agency for anti-trafficking also came along with prosecutors and judges. These 54 leaders were all gathering from across the country to spend two days to rewrite the National Referral Mechanism for victims of human trafficking. This work was important. It would have an effect on every victim that is rescued in or returned to Romania. 

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