We are STOP ─ Stop Trafficking Of People

Stop Trafficking of People (STOP) is an initiative under the Branches of Hope that works in partnership with the local community to end human trafficking in and through Hong Kong.

Our goals are to raise awareness about trafficking, connect with key counter-trafficking groups, provide victims with support, allow their voices to be heard, and to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the fight against modern-day slavery. We respond to victims’ needs in four ways:

  1. Social Assistance & Legal Referral
  2. Community Outreach
  3. Network Building
  4. Public Education.

Please visit What We Do for more information on these four programs.

Our team

Tina Chan

Tina Chan

Programme Manager

Tina is the Programme Manager of Stop Trafficking of People (STOP) and an activist with experience in the areas of casework and advocacy relating to forced migration. She has always been keen on migration and national identity issues because of her multicultural background, being educated in New Zealand, Norway and Hungary. Prior to joining STOP, Tina has experience working with various non-governmental organizations, such as Amnesty International. She is also an alumni of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program run by the U.S. Department of State.

Tina likes to consider herself as an intrapreneur, who likes to build projects from the group up. She thrives off of being a creative individual, an idea maker, and a problem solver. In 2016, she and her team published Hong Kong’s first Cantonese-English human trafficking dictionary. In 2018, she launched Cards Against Trafficking, a set of innovative flashcards which help to equip the public with knowledge about key terms surrounding human trafficking.

Outside of STOP, Tina is a keen reader and traveller. Currently, she is pursuing her second master’s degree in social work with the University of Hong Kong.

Jacqueline Au

Jacqueline Au

Research and Policy Officer

Jacqueline joined Stop Trafficking of People (STOP) as Research and Policy Officer in April 2018.

Originally from Australia, she has worked as a policy adviser, program manager and consultant in government and not-for-profit organisations on humanitarian and social justice issues. She has a special interest in empowering and giving a voice to those in need and hopes to make meaningful contributions to anti-human trafficking efforts in Hong Kong.

Jacqueline is a qualified lawyer in Australia and holds a combined Bachelor Degree in Laws/Art Theory and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Since moving to Hong Kong, she is keen to explore the best of Hong Kong’s local food scene and hiking trails.

Kara Tam

Kara Tam

Programme Assistant

Kara Tam is Programme Assistant at STOP. Prior to joining STOP in 2018, she volunteered for the World Health Organization in Laos. She found her passion fighting modern slavery while part of anti-human-trafficking student groups at school. She is also involved in local community work in the Yau Tsim Mong district in Hong Kong.

Kara enjoys reading, travelling and photography. She is also an avid language learner. Having learnt some French and Lao, she is now learning Sinhala, a language of Sri Lanka.

Tony Read

Tony Read


Tony came with his wife Drusilla and their family to Hong Kong in 1986 and has been part of The Vine leadership team since its commencement in 1997. He is a Founding Pastor of The Vine, and has a heart for justice. He has also assumed the new role of Justice Advocate at The Vine in order to connect the church with current social issues and promote its voice in matters concerning injustice in the city.