RENATE stands for Religious in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation. Mary Ryan rsm has worked with many others for some 30 years on all aspects of Trafficking & Exploitation. While she is engaged in working directly with people who have been trafficked into Ireland, she is also engaged in collaborating at National and International level to address the issue on political, legal and systemic fronts. According to the US State Department 600,000 to 800,000 thousand people are trafficked across international borders each year and the traffickers make $32 Billion each year. In this piece Mary talks with Marie Stuart about the people who are being trafficked, the need for a change in our laws and the importance of raising the awareness of all people in this regard.