20 episodes

Welcome to our Free to Fly podcast. Free to Fly is a faith-based organisation working against human trafficking. We will be talking to different people around the world who share their first-hand experiences with this 21st century slavery and offer valuable advise on how we can fight against it.

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Welcome to our Free to Fly podcast. Free to Fly is a faith-based organisation working against human trafficking. We will be talking to different people around the world who share their first-hand experiences with this 21st century slavery and offer valuable advise on how we can fight against it.

    From Struggle to Strength: Minah Koela's Triumph and the Shadow of Community Exploitation

    From Struggle to Strength: Minah Koela's Triumph and the Shadow of Community Exploitation

    Welcome to another riveting episode of the Free to Fly podcast! Get ready to be captivated as we dive into the extraordinary journey of Minah. From the streets of Gugulethu to the helm of a successful business and as an executive director of Beautiful Gate, Minah's tale is one of unwavering resilience. Prepare to be inspired as we unravel her story of overcoming obstacles, championing community cooperation, and safeguarding our children against exploitation. Don't miss out - tune in now and be part of this empowering conversation!

    • 54 min
    Juliana Robyn, Building Resilient Communities: Juliana's Journey Against Child Exploitation

    Juliana Robyn, Building Resilient Communities: Juliana's Journey Against Child Exploitation

    Welcome to another enlightening episode of the Free to Fly podcast! Whether you're a longtime member of our community or a newcomer, we're thrilled to have you here.

    For those just joining us, a special welcome! At Free To Fly, we're more than just a podcast - we're a dedicated counter child trafficking organization based in South Africa.

    In today's episode, we're privileged to speak with Juliana, a dedicated auxiliary social worker with over 20 years of experience. Juliana's journey, shaped by her own experiences of abuse and hardship, offers invaluable insights into identifying signs of vulnerability of exploitation in children. Join us as she breaks down complex issues and empowers listeners to make a difference in their own communities. 

    • 34 min
    Anton Salomon, Investigation Specialist Officer

    Anton Salomon, Investigation Specialist Officer

    Welcome everyone, to another enlightening episode of the Free to Fly podcast! If this is your first time tuning in, welcome to our incredible community.

    Free To Fly isn’t just a podcast; we are a counter child trafficking organization based in South Africa.

    Embark on a riveting journey with Anton Salomon, a distinguished Investigation Specialist Officer, as he immerses you through the realm of frontline workers dedicated to delivering justice against perpetrators of human trafficking. Anton will shed light on a few human trafficking cases, discuss the factors causing delays in justice, and analyse the significant influence of the digital landscape on this pressing issue. This podcast is your ultimate resource for gaining insights into, preventing, and combating online human trafficking.

    • 46 min
    Graham and Jessie Haddad, Wings of Hope: Journeying Against Human Trafficking with Free To Fly

    Graham and Jessie Haddad, Wings of Hope: Journeying Against Human Trafficking with Free To Fly

    Welcome to 'Free To Fly: Unveiling Hope Against Trafficking.' In this podcast, we journey into the heart of Free To Fly, an organization dedicated to rescuing and restoring young lives from the horrors of human trafficking. Join us as we explore their mission, challenges, and incredible stories of resilience. Get ready to discover how Free To Fly is making a difference and how you can join the fight against this pervasive crime.



    https://www.freetofly.org.za/

    • 27 min
    Laurie Pieters-James, Safeguarding Against Human Trafficking Online

    Laurie Pieters-James, Safeguarding Against Human Trafficking Online

    Embark on a compelling journey with Laurie Pieter-James, a distinguished Forensic Criminologist, Specialist Offender Profiler, cyber influencer, and public speaker, as we navigate the digital frontlines against human trafficking in "Safeguarding Against Human Trafficking Online." Unveiling shocking realities, Laurie brings expertise in criminal profiling, criminology, and cyber law to empower listeners with in-depth discussions, real-world cases, and expert interviews. With an Honours Degree in Criminology, Laurie assesses, analyzes, and predicts criminal behavior, providing valuable insights into the complexities of criminal profiling, cyber law, and the critical intersection with human trafficking in the digital age. This podcast is your go-to resource for understanding, preventing, and combating online human trafficking.

    • 49 min
    Matt Friedman, CEO Mekong Club

    Matt Friedman, CEO Mekong Club

    In this podcast episode, host Matt Friedman discusses his extensive experience in addressing the issue of human trafficking, spanning over 32 years. He has worked predominantly in Asian countries such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, and now Hong Kong. Throughout his career, Matt has tackled various forms of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor, and, more recently, the trafficking of individuals to scam centers. Tune in to hear his insights and expertise on this critical global issue.

    • 38 min

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