What is the link between an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and anti-trafficking in Thailand?
...... Jonny and Emily Graham is the answer.
This couple are so passionate about supporting the work of Nvader that they decided to buy an earthquake damaged house, renovate it and give the profits of the resale to us!
Christchurch businesses have rallied around to provide materials and labour for little or no cost, and Ray White have agreed to sell the property for no fee! One student worker even donated back part of his wages!
If you are in New Zealand, look out for the story on Seven Sharpe.
Perhaps you, like Jonny and Emily, could use your skills to raise money for the fight against trafficking!
Last week the Prime Minister of Thailand presented Nvader's Director of Police Operations with a distinguished Anti-Human Trafficking Hero Award!
To mark Thailand's first annual Stop Human Trafficking Day on June 5th, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held an official ceremony at the Government House in Bangkok. 12 Anti-Trafficking Hero Awards were presented to outstanding officials in four areas: 1) Implementation of policies (policy to action); 2) Preventive Measures; 3) Prosecution; and 4) Protection and Relief.
Our Director of Police Operations was the only non-government representative to receive an award. We're proud of him and his team's efforts!
Over the last 12 months, Nvader staff have been engaged in capacity building and the training of 1,125 law enforcement officers, government officials and community leaders. An amazing way to help in the fight against trafficking!Read more
Nvader is excited to announce that it is stepping into a new phase of its evolution with the relocation of the Head Office from Christchurch, New Zealand to Thailand.Read more
Senior Investigator - New position - Thailand Location
We are looking for candidates with 10 years experience working with police or other law enforcement agencies. You must be a team player who works collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team and multi-cultural environment.
One of our major cases over the last two years has resulted in successful convictions!!! The two accused persons were convicted for "being part of trafficking" and "knowingly running and profiting from an illegal brothel."
We are currently awaiting sentencing which has been adjourned until later this year so watch this space!
On hearing the news the conviction was successful the lead Nvader investigator made the comment that “This case is a great example of collaboration and I'm really pleased with the outcome.”
The case was particularly complex due to the number of countries involved and has required the co-operation of a number of police and NGO’s.
Nvader took a lead role in locating and interviewing victims and preparing them to give evidence at trial.
A successful conviction has meant there will be very real damage to a significant criminal syndicate that is operating within both countries.Read more
Over the last two years Nvader has experienced major growth as an organisation. Our staffing numbers have gone from just six in 2013 to 16 in 2015!!! Most recently we have welcomed a new investigator in our field office.
TEAR FUND’S RECENT INDEPENDENT ASSESSMENT REPORT said the following. “Nvader has made impressive progress over a very short timeframe in putting in place the structure, policy/strategy, systems and staffing of its organisation both in New Zealand and Thailand. Highly qualified and experienced staff relevant to all main areas of Nvader’s programme - investigations, prosecution, aftercare, partnership, business and financial management - are now in place.”Read more
Two of our staff traveled to support three victims testify in court recently.
Our social worker was able to spend time with the girls before and after they gave their testimonies. We still await the verdict of the case but the girls are settled at the shelter where they will complete their studies up to Grade 12!
Our social worker reported back that “the three girls look very happy and in good understanding for their life and future!”
Great job team!Read more
81 years in total
In early 2014 one of our investigators and his team, with support from our social worker, investigated 3 offenders who were trafficking four school age girls for commercial sexual exploitation. The three offenders were charged and all three offenders were convicted. Two of them were given prison sentences of 36 years and 3 months. The third received a sentence of 9 years 3 months. These sentences represent something of a record for this type of offending.
An 18 month long process has resulted in an incredible result with significant prison terms imposed.Read more
GREAT NEWS!: One of our cases from 2013 has now worked its way through the judicial process. Two of the offenders received sentences of 10 years each. Based on conversations with these offenders it is estimated that they were trafficking approximately five girls per month (that's 60 per year!). The latest convictions will therefore prevent an estimated 600 further victims from being trafficked while the offenders are imprisoned. This is a great outcome and an integral part in breaking down theses criminal networks.Read more