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  With the launch of the Trafficking In Persons Report 2021 imminent, Ireland's government will be anxiously awaiting the news of how the country has fared under international scrutiny. Yearly, the U.S. State Department assesses the performance of countries around...
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Escape from Juju Oaths

Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:56
 In 2018, His Royal Majesty Oba Ewuare II, Oba of the historic kingdom of Benin in southern Nigeria, issued a proclamation offering hope to victims of human trafficking. In his capacity as supreme spiritual leader, he revoked the Juju...
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Juju Rituals

Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:58
  Human traffickers in Nigeria have used these oaths to coerce girls and women into the sex trade in Europe, and in other parts, and used them too to keep those engaged in the trade. Some of the details of...
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The Trafficking in Persons Report, sometimes simply known as the TIP Report, is a fascinating document. At first glance it is merely a governmental report. In practise it is much more. It goes far beyond the limitations of most...
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What does it mean to be a slave?

Friday, 17 February 2017 12:26
  One interesting area of research is the relationship between slavery and slave. One might think that in some way the two should be one-and-the-same, that they are somehow interchangeable. What is clear from research however is how slavery is...
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Beyond slavery's facade

Wednesday, 08 February 2017 19:40
    The eyes, it is said, are the gateway to the soul. Yet our eyes can deceive us. When it comes to slavery (or human trafficking) nothing should ever be taken at face value. Many arguments about it are premised...
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Witchcraft in the modern slave trade

Monday, 06 February 2017 21:23
    The word witchcraft conjures an assortment of images. Most, if not all of them, are ones associated with an understanding of witchcraft as it applies to Europe or to the West. Mention Voodoo or Juju however and now a...
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What is human trafficking?

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 17:18
  What is human trafficking? With so many mentions in the media nowadays one would think the meaning of the human trafficking should be clear. This is not the case however. The term is often used even when it is...
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It is seldom that those who are enslaved encounter much by way of good luck. This is not always the case however. Since about the year 2000 immense work has been done to further the plight of the world’s...
 
 

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About David Lohan

David Lohan is an author and researcher on modern slavery, otherwise known as human trafficking. He encountered the issue while working with an organization providing outreach services to refugees and asylum seekers. His first book on the subject, a co-authored work, explored the present-day use of Juju & Voodoo oaths to coerce Africans into the slavery. His latest work is At Freedom's Crossroads: Making Sense of Modern Slavery. David holds a bachelor's degree in engineering, several post-graduate diplomas and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Politics.

With a commitment to victims of modern slavery.

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