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ROAM Living intentionally creates jobs for survivors

 

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In 2017, Abolishion launched a social enterprise called ROAM Living.  ROAM makes high quality leather products of distinction and seeks to intentionally create jobs for survivors of human trafficking.  We make leather laptop and notebook covers as well as key chains and luggage tags.

'We started ROAM last year with lots of work on product design and trialling our products in various markets.' said Leanne Rhodes, CEO and founder of Abolishion.  'We're not 100% there yet but we have seen what the impact of having a job has on survivors.'

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Abolishion turns 5 today!

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It all started 5 years ago today with a little statement on our founder Leanne Rhodes' Facebook page.

Today is Global Human Trafficking Awareness day.....so I got together with some amazing friends and started Abolishion. 

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Anti-trafficking networks: an organised response to organised crime

 

We were honoured to be present for the third year in a row at 7th Agora International Administration Conference in December.

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Relentless in changing the world

Last week at Abolishion we had the honor to be visited by two extraordinary fighters against human trafficking, Dr. Katherine Welch and Deneen Kelly, therapeutic care specialist. They held seminars and conferences that focused on the medical side of human trafficking and poured into our minds and souls information and advises that impacted us deeply.

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WORKSHOP: APPROACHING SEXUAL HEALTH ASPECTS IN WORKING WITH STUDENTS

A workshop took place at the Oradea Social Community Administration, organised by Abolishion, People to People Foundation and our institution for all the medical employees from the Medical School Departments.

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5,000 Miles Abroad: Life as an Intern

With a spirit of adventure, a curiosity of world cultures, and a heart for the marginalized, I arrived in Romania in June to intern with Abolishion and contribute to their research team.

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SNAPMAP - THE DANGER BEHIND THE SCREEN

Sex traffickers are using apps such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter to form trusting relationships with young girls, to follow every move they make and to find private information about them. 

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Art, the food for our soul

For the past week, our Abolishion office turned into an art workshop, thanks to our dear friend, Dr. Michelle Sanders. Coming all the way from Australia, to pour into our hearts the love for art, to refresh our souls and teach us how to paint, Michelle blessed us beyond words. 

 

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Art and Soul: Odyssey of the Traveling Aussie

Abolishion was greatly blessed with the presence of Dr. Michelle Sanders and her husband Mick. The two are long-time friends of Abolishion founder, Leanne Rhodes, from back in her Melbourne days before moving to Romania to combat human trafficking.  

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Cristina joins the Abolishion Team!

We're so excited to have Cristina join the team at Abolishion. She will work in administration and finance field as an admin assistant. Welcome Cristina! 

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