Stop Human Trafficking in Northern Ireland
  • Petitioned All Party Group on Human Trafficking

This petition was delivered to:

Northern Ireland Assembly
All Party Group on Human Trafficking

Stop Human Trafficking in Northern Ireland

    1. Henry Adams
    2. Petition by

      Henry Adams

      Belfast, United Kingdom

Human Trafficking primarily refers to the exploitation of people through forced prostitution and labour. In 2011, it was estimated that there were between 12.3 million and 27 million trafficked individuals worldwide.

In Northern Ireland alone the PSNI estimate that there are at least 88 brothels, in which around half a million pounds is spent every week. It is estimated that there are 170-180 people available to be bought and sold for sex at any one time in NI, an unknown percentage of which are victims of sex trafficking. They are forced, they do not receive any money for what they do. They are trapped. This is rape for profit.

We are creating this petition to the All Party Group in order to create mass awareness and put to a stop to human trafficking in Northern Ireland.

The petition pressures the All Party Group on Human Trafficking to:

1) Encourage the NI Assembly to educate and empower people about their rights, specifically the right not to be exploited through trafficking.

2) Aid in the facilitation of a forum for Politicians, Statutory Groups, Non-Statutory Groups, NGO's and the PSNI to work together in developing new strategies and collating information.

3) Assist David Ford MLA (Minister of Justice) and the Justice Ministry in creating new legislation to make it easier to secure succesful convictions against traffickers.

4) Ensure the list of 12 recommendations [Section 8] from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commision for Northern Ireland (2010) are fully implemented. 

Recent signatures


    1. NI DOJ Consultation on Human Trafficking Legislation Announced

      Henry Adams
      Petition Organizer

      This provides a way for us to feedback to politicians how we they can improve our legislature, so that we can pressure them to go beyond the European directives and create something much stronger, sooner. It also provides a new platform to pressure politicians to work closer with NGO's and grass-roots organisations!

    2. Petition details updated!

      Henry Adams
      Petition Organizer

      This update to the petition letter clarifies exactly what we are are pressuring the All Party Group to do, and provides a link to the recommendations made by the Northern Ireland Commission for Human Rights!

    3. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Cheryl Jenkins LISBURN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      People shouldn't be bought and sold.

      Would love Northern Ireland to lead the rest of the world in standing up to slavery.

    • Siobhan Livingston BANGOR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      We must favour God's righteous cause and do everything within His power to stop it!

      • over 2 years ago

      Everyone deserves basic human rights and these practices take away all dignity...

      • over 2 years ago


    • Bonny Stroebel PRETORIA, HI
      • over 2 years ago

      How something like this even exists in the world is beyond me.....the men funding this industry with there sick pedophile minds should be shot in the head on site! CASTRATION would not be enough!!! they have no place on this planet! ENOUGH!!!!!

      Raping, torturing and sodomizing girls and boy children, ENOUGH!!!!!!! Porn and prostitution!!!!!!!!! ENOUGH!!!! ENOUGH!!! ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME ON MANKIND for this f$#$%#$ unforgivable psychopath behavior since the beginning of time!!!! How much damage can one man do..........and why do the few good men do nothing!!!!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

      If you care about JUSTICE for Woman and Children of violent sexual assault, please stand together for change~

      Also see: ROSIE FOR CHANGE~to see her Blog:


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