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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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Over 21,000 raised for Nvader


Posted by on 25 March 2014


Our sincere thanks to George and Bjorn from Life FM who over the weekend ran a half marathon and raised over $21,000 for Nvader. Well done and thank you to all who supported them with your donations 

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Westlake Girls High School


Posted by on 12 March 2014


Westlake Girls High School

Last week approximately 100 senior students at Westlake Girls High School met with Daniel Walker. Daniel’s talk raised many questions about women and children at risk and the many opportunities available for Kiwis to respond. It also prompted many of the girls to think about their future career paths. Our sincere thanks to Westlake Girls High School for their interest in combating sex trafficking as well as for their ongoing encouragement and support of our mission.

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My name is sparrow


Posted by on 2 March 2014


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My name is sparrow

Daniel participated in the amazing 'My name is sparrow' charity fashion show in Botany yesterday with Gap 5. Around 500 women attended with many now passionate to join the fight against sex trafficking. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this incredible event!

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Joining forces!


Posted by on 20 January 2014


Joining forces!

We are excited to be officially joining forces with TEAR Fund New Zealand. TEAR Fund has been combating human trafficking for more than 15 years through prevention, education and aftercare.   Nvader is now an official partner of TEAR Fund which expands their anti trafficking efforts into the intervention, rescue and prosecution area as well.   TEAR Fund will assist Nvader with our New Zealand based fundraising, marketing and event management and allow the Nvader team to focus on what we do best.  

 

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Thank you for being part of Nvader in 2013!


Posted by on 20 December 2013


This year we have: rescued 37 victims of trafficking, with the youngest victim being just 11 years of age; prosecuted 12 offenders for human trafficking; empowered police through training and inspired many individuals to join the fight against trafficking. In addition, Nvader has developed strong foundations that will allow continued growth in 2014 and beyond. 

Together we can make a significant impact in combating sex trafficking. We thank you for your support of Nvader and for standing up for those who have no voice.

While we hope you will continue to "be dangerous" with us, we wish you and your families a safe and joyful Holiday Season!

Daniel & the Nvader Team

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'Seeking Justice Behind Enemy Lines'


Posted by on 5 December 2013


And here it is, the link we've all been waiting for...Daniel Walker's presentation at TEDxChristchurch: 'Seeking Justice Behind Enemy Lines'. Please Like and Share to spread this important message! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHsIT_jnYew

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Good Magazine


Posted by on 9 November 2013


Good Magazine

Good Magazine, featuring an Interview with Daniel Walker, founder of Nvader. Pick up your Christmas issue out now! — with Daniel Walker.

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Joy and Lament


Posted by on 10 October 2013


Joy and Lament

Our apologies to those who follow us on Facebook.  For those non Facebook users, we wanted to ensure you received the news relating to our most recent operation.

On the 1st of October we invited you to celebrate with us in the successful rescue of 28 women and children from a brothel in southern Thailand. However the following week we learned that after the interviews of all 28 women and children, ultimately only 4 were identified as victims of sex trafficking. This included the two virgin girls who had only just arrived and two other 14-year-old girls who had been there less than a week and who had been sold twice.

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An Invitation to Lament


Posted by on 1 October 2013


An Invitation to Lament,

Last week we invited you to celebrate with us in the successful rescue of 28 women and children from a brothel in southern Thailand. This week we learned that following the interviews of all 28 women and children, ultimately only 4 were identified as victims of sex trafficking. This included the two virgin girls who had only just arrived and two other 14-year-old girls who had been there less than a week and who had been sold twice. 

For the remaining 24 women, the word “fear” does not do justice to communicate why they were unwilling to tell the truth about their situation to the authorities. Fear of the traffickers, fear of the repercussions for their families, fear of the authorities and perhaps the most insidious, fear that this is now all they are good for. 

As the saying goes, it is sometimes easier to get the girl out of the brothel, than to get the brothel out of the girl. Those introduced to the values of the global sex industry through the path of sex trafficking, are typically broken in body, mind, heart and soul. 

The 4 victims of sex trafficking have been transferred to an aftercare shelter in the north where they will receive all of the necessary care they require. They may also participate in the prosecution of the trafficker and brothel owner at a later date, along with our investigators. 

The remaining 24 women will not be charged with prostitution related offending as per our agreement with local authorities. However because they are illegal aliens without the necessary visas, in the coming days they will be returned to Myanmar. Once home they will have the opportunity to decide whether to remain with their families or return to the world of the brothel. At the very least, they now have the opportunity to choose their path from here.

I am ashamed to say that I hesitated to share this news when I first heard it. The Hollywood definition of “success” is so much more attractive and appealing than the truth. However if you are to in anyway walk this journey of abolition and freedom with us, you must know the truth and be invited to share in our sorrow as well as our joy. 

In the painfully honest book of Ecclesiastes, the wise author writes that there is a time to celebrate and to dance, and there is also a time to mourn and to weep. We invite you to celebrate over the four girls for whom life will never be the same. And we invite you to lament with us over the 24 women for whom fear remains a very powerful adversary and whose futures remain anything but certain. 

 

✎ Daniel Walker

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