Our story is new, our history is short, our time is now.
Our story began with a t-shirt. Something ordinary became the start of something extraordinary. The t-shirt was designed with heart and passion by MCHN - a street brand connecting clothing with stories of ordinary people involved in street culture and standing for social justice.
In 2011 MCHN met Pete, a Belfast based DJ and culture changer. He told us a story of human trafficking straight out of a movie - but it wasn't out of a movie - it was real, it was heart-breaking and it was here.
Human trafficking is a worldwide epidemic which has found a home in Northern Ireland. Forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude. It happens here, in Northern Ireland. And that’s what NMT want to change.
We decided enough is enough, people deserve better than this, Northern Ireland can - and should - be a leading voice in the cry against this injustice and become part of the long term solution to abolish human trafficking.
In 2012 our passions, beliefs and desires turned into tangible action on our streets. NMT aimed to take back our streets and the people abused on them. Alongside the PSNI and other partner organisations, No More Traffik ran a series of events in May 2012 where ordinary people like ourselves stood up and said No More... No More Traffik on our Streets. Something ordinary became extraordinary.
But as we said, our story is new, and it continues to grow. Our aim remains the same: abolishing human trafficking in Northern Ireland, supporting victims, restoring life, love and identity to those who have had it stolen. We have a wide range of support from the people of Northern Ireland. Politicians and police, broadcasters and businesses, young and old, tall and small. It’s a movement for all the people to stand up, use their eyes, and raise their voice to bring an end to human trafficking in Northern Ireland.
And you’re invited to join the movement. To join the story, to shape history, and to do it today.