The latest from Abolishion

Art & Soul helps anti-trafficking specialists process vicarious trauma

Abolishion was pleased to to bring Art & Soul to European anti-trafficking workers in Pescara, Italy.  On May 25, 2019, we hosted a one day event to 20 members of the European Freedom Network.  The Art & Soul program was created by Dr. Michelle Sanders, who also sits on the Abolishion board.  

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Students ask questions about trafficking victims

Abolishion has developed a Schools Against Human Trafficking program.  This program informs teachers, students and parents about human trafficking techniques and is targeted at communities where we know human trafficking is happening.  Our first session deals with how to be safe on social media and how traffickers work to recruit young people online.

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At risk teenagers learn about human trafficking on EU Anti-Trafficking Day


On EU Anti-trafficking day Abolishion was invited to watch Nefarious: Merchant of Souls, a documentary about modern human trafficking and sex slavery, at an event hosted by Love-Bihor and Casa Nansen. This event targeted at risk teenagers.

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Medical professionals learn how to combat human trafficking

Abolishion in partnership with Colegiului Medicilor Bihor were pleased to hold a conference on the Intersection of Human Trafficking and the Medical Sector on Tuesday May 15 at the Hilton Doubletree in Oradea.  The event was attended by 157 medical professionals as well as notable medical speakers.

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Nadia joins the Abolishion Team


We are so excited to have Nadia join the team at Abolishion. She will be heading up our Traffick Safe School Program. Welcome Nadia!

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ROAM Living intentionally creates jobs for survivors



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!


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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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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