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Investigations: 2016 HIGHLIGHTS SERIES


Posted by Nvader on 4 May 2017


Investigations: 2016 HIGHLIGHTS SERIES

You might remember a case we highlighted last year - the Nataree Soapy Massage Parlour. This was one of the largest brothels in Thailand. Eight people were arrested on the night of the DOPA operation in early June. Warrants for arrest have been issued against a further 5 offenders. 15 trafficked victims were assisted, 14 of whom were teenagers.

We can update you that the business has been completely shut down and assets of THB 570 million (over US$ 16 million) have been seized by the Anti-Money Laundering Office.  We have reason to believe that the success of this investigation and operation, together with the resulting media publicity, has created a tangible element of criminal deterrence.

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Aftercare: 2016 HIGHLIGHTS SERIES


Posted by on 5 April 2017


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Last year, she visited a neighbouring country to follow up with the survivors from a case where eight young girls were forced to work 20 hours per-day. The victims were forced to work from 6:00am to 6:00pm each day on a fruit plantation and then forced into prostitution from 6:00pm-2:00am each night. Nvader's investigations team worked with national police in 2016 to free these girls. In conjunction with public prosecutors, Nvader’s legal team worked to ensure the offenders were held accountable for these horrific crimes. The offender from this case was convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.

We can report the girls are safe and thriving in their home communities!

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Capacity Building: 2016 Highlights Series


Posted by on 29 March 2017


Capacity Building: 2016 Highlights Series

In 2016, Nvader’s Director of Police Operations ​was invited to give a training to 240 officers from all over Thailand during an Anti-Human Trafficking Conference and Workshop. The content of the conferences consisted of educating officers on a range of trafficking related topics, including the very basics of the meaning of “human trafficking" to rescue methods, arrest procedures, interviewing/ aftercare of victims, registration related to human trafficking and human rights best practices.​ Nvader’s Director of Police Operations was also invited by the Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand to sit on a panel to respond to the U.S. State Department relating to the Trafficking In Persons Report!

Are you interested in donating so that Nvader can assist more survivors of human trafficking? Visit our donate page here!

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Legal Team: 2016 Highlights Series


Posted by on 20 March 2017


Legal Team: 2016 Highlights Series

Over the course of 2016, Nvader’s lawyer worked collaboratively with representatives from other NGOs to protect and promote the legal rights and interests of victims of trafficking and sexual abuse.One of the highlights of the year was that our lawyer could represent Sai*, a young woman who was trafficked into a brothel in her early teens. Our lawyer acted for her in court on the prosecution of two of her traffickers. She brought an application for compensation on behalf of Sai for an amount that represents a high watermark. The two offenders initially only received a four year sentence.  Nvader’s lawyer lodged an appeal to the Court of Appeals, notwithstanding the limited prospects of success. However, we are pleased to report that the Court of Appeals issued its judgment upholding our appeal and imposing increased sentences of eight years on each of the two offenders! Nvader hopes to make use of this judgment in subsequent cases.  It will encourage us to appeal against unduly light sentences in future cases!

*Name changed to protect survivor’s identity

 

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2016 Highlights


Posted by on 9 March 2017


2016 Highlights

Over the course of 2016, Nvader was involved in the prosecution of 71 offenders. 

Additionally, 51 survivors were assisted by Nvader in partnership with local law enforcement!

We could not fight for freedom without you standing with us. To all of you who support our work, we want to say a huge THANK YOU!

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Housing Project Raises Funds for Nvader!


Posted by Admin on 8 July 2016


Housing Project Raises Funds for Nvader!

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!

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Prestigious Anti-Trafficking Award Granted


Posted by Admin on 16 June 2016


Prestigious Anti-Trafficking Award Granted

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!

 

 

 

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Empowerment News


Posted by Rachel on 10 April 2016


Empowerment News

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!

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New Regional Office for Nvader


Posted by on 6 March 2016


New Regional Office for Nvader

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.

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Senior Investigator Position Available


Posted by Carolyn on 22 October 2015


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.

 

 

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