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Organisational Growth


Posted by on 15 September 2015


Organisational Growth

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.”

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Aftercare News


Posted by on 9 September 2015


Aftercare News

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!

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81 Years in Total


Posted by on 1 September 2015


81 Years in Total

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.

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Two offenders sentenced to 10 years each


Posted by on 3 September 2014


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.

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New lawyer joins the team


Posted by on 1 September 2014


Today we have a new lawyer joining our team in Southeast Asia. This is exciting and will further assist with the prosecution of offenders. An effective prosecution process is necessary in order to achieve the ultimate results. This ensures that the offenders are stopped and more importantly prevents other potential victims from being trafficked.

Watch TV3 news clip here

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Ralph Simpson joins the Nvader team


Posted by on 27 August 2014


Ralph Simpson joins the Nvader team

Prestigious law firm partner, Ralph Simpson leaves Auckland for a five year stint to head-up Nvader's Thailand office. Many thanks to TVNZ's Seven Sharp for an INCREDIBLE 4:41 story on tonights show.

http://tvnz.co.nz/seven-sharp/child-sex-trafficking-video-6065907

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Rescue in South East Asia


Posted by on 25 July 2014


Rescue in South East Asia

GREAT NEWS! This week our team in South East Asia conducted a rescue operation in partnership with local police and nine victims of sex trafficking were rescued. This photo was taken at the scene and shows one of the rooms inside the brothel where the girls spent their days trapped. Today they are free!

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New Thailand offices


Posted by on 21 July 2014


New Thailand offices

The Nvader team have just just returned from their latest deployment to Thailand where we successfully set up and opened our new office from which our investigators, social workers and lawyers will be based. We'll keep you updated as the office develops and of our impact from this forward base of operations in the fight against sex trafficking. Thank you for your continued support!

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What is more obscene?


Posted by on 15 May 2014


What is more obscene?
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Protect Against Human Trafficking


Posted by on 28 April 2014


Protect Against Human Trafficking

Our partner TEAR Fund have launched a hard-hitting anti-trafficking initiative called Project Act. Visit projectact.org to find out how you can join with TEAR Fund to make slavery a thing of the past.

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