APT is a faith-based group working against Trafficking in Persons (TIP). The members of APT are people belonging to religious congregations or missionary societies which are part of AMRI (the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland). APT welcomes collaborators and resource people who are willing to share its work on a short-term or long-term basis. APT members first met in December 2005. Concerned about the growing reality of the worldwide trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, we wanted to explore ways of working together to prevent this evil.
• To raise awareness of the issue of trafficking in persons • To work in collaboration with others for the prevention of the trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation. To achieve this purpose, APT does the following: • Focuses on developing links with networks of religious women and men in countries of origin of victims and countries of destination • Networks with other similarly committed organisations and action groups, nationally and internationally • Looks for ways to raise public awareness of the issue by offering presentations about human trafficking to schools, parishes and groups • Seeks ways to protect the rights of victims of trafficking • Works with other groups to address the issue of demand for purchased sex, which fuels the trade in human trafficking • Prays and encourages others to pray for those trafficked, for traffickers and for an end to this great violation of human rights.