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Gaz Kishere, who has been with Love146 for many years (as our Operations Manager Europe) is officially moving on from Love146 Europe in part to steward something new and exciting:
With Gaz’s leadership, Love146 Europe, in partnership with some brilliant Greek organisations recently brought a new Greek prevention education magazine to life!
This magazine, “Zero Tolerance,” has just completed its pilot edition! This magazine represents a change, a birth, and a new opportunity to reach children before traffickers do.
Gaz has been a corner stone of Love146 Europe over the years, he’s been with our Europe team from the very beginning and this is a big step forward! With our support, Gaz will help see Zero Tolerance magazine from its current pilot edition to multiple new editions over this next year. All of us at Love146 believe in Gaz, this project and the impact it will have on ‘at risk’ youth throughout Europe and we want to help get it launched.
Zero Tolerance reduces the likelihood of Greek children becoming future victims of trafficking at home and abroad due to economic poverty. The magazine content helps breaks a culture of silence for children experiencing sex abuse in institutions and families through sustained campaigning and highlighting existing services.
Today, we’re sharing the next steps for Zero Tolerance!
There’s now a dedicated Zero Tolerance team working on design, web, and content. Gaz and his Zero Tolerance team need our help to launch the next edition.
$30,000 (USD) is needed to produce the next 3 editions in 2015. This helps pay the creative team and print 5,000 copies of each for distribution in schools.
The Love146 team are starting the ball rolling with our donations – join us and and spread the word!
“Human Trafficking is a global issue and Greece is facing the challenge of how to address exploitation across its own towns and cities. A vital part of seeing victims released is the general public being made aware and reporting. Engaging a generation of young people to identify and understand exploitation will also help develop a culture where exploitation is not tolerated or ignored. Gaz and Cross Border Initiatives are making a significant contribution to youth engagement on these matters through its magazine.”
-Hercules Moskoff, National Greek Rapporteur to the EU on Human Trafficking