Entries by JP OSullivan

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Ann spoke with Donal Lynch on Spirit Radio to discuss the work of MECPATHS and the challenges faced in Ireland on reporting and responding to the issue of Child Trafficking – listen back here JP spoke with Jennifer Zamparelli on 2FM to discuss the work of MECPATHS and existing challenges in relation to the identification of child…

Hospitality Award for MECPATHS

  LuxLife Global Hospitality Awards MECPATHS: Social Innovation Award 2021 MECPATHS are pleased to receive The 2021 LuxLife Hospitality Award for Social Innovation. With The Hospitality Industry remaining at the core, and in the foundation, of the work, this recognition of added-value and innovation comes following a challenging 18 months of restricted working and revised…

E-Learning Launch

  To coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on Friday, 30th July, MECPATHS is pleased to officially launch an online e-learning platform which aims to educate a range of industries on how to identify and report suspicions of human trafficking, particularly child trafficking, in their sector. Established in 2013, MECPATHS is the only non-profit organisation…

Evoke: Ann Mara’s mission

  After travelling the world, spending time in America, Kenya and South Africa, Irish woman Ann Mara returned to Ireland in 2016, where she began to work with MECPATHS (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection Against Trafficking with the Hospitality and Services Sector). This organisation is the only non-profit in the Republic of Ireland that raises…

UCC Alumni Spotlight

  JP O’Sullivan is the Networks and Communications Manager of MECPATHS (Mercy Efforts for Child Protection against Trafficking with the Hospitality and Services Sectors), the only non-profit in the Republic of Ireland which aims to prevent the trafficking of children, and to enhance the protection of those who may be trafficked through identification and reporting.…

Social Justice Innovation

  MECPATHS are pleased to announce the receipt of a Corporate LiveWire Award for Social Justice Innovation & Excellence 2021. The award follows a challenging year for many whose ways of working were altered due to Covid-19. The team at MECPATHS recognise the important role collaboration plays throughout the pandemic to ensure the work of…

Award for MECPATHS

  We are delighted to announce that following the nomination of MECPATHS for a European Enterprise Award in Autumn 2020, we received notification that MECPATHS has been successful in its category, Social Justice Enterprise of the Year 2021 (Human Trafficking). The award notification comes at a time when Ireland becomes more active in its efforts…

Do Disturb: Radio Documentary

  MECPATHS was delighted to be invited to collaborate with documentary producer Patricia Baker on a Human Trafficking in Ireland radio feature. Do Disturb has now been completed and its launch is timely, with the recent launch of The US State Departments Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. The documentary, Do Disturb, features Sr. Mary Ryan,…

Human Trafficking amidst Covid-19: Webinar

  MECPATHS were very pleased to co-host a Webinar on Human Trafficking in partnership with Cork Against Human Trafficking and The Cork Sexual Violence Centre on May 7th 2020. The theme of the Webinar was ‘Human Trafficking amidst Covid-19’. Representatives from 26 countries joined in their hundreds as a panel of International speakers addressed the challenges…