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

Jacqueline Au

Jacqueline Au

Research and Policy Officer

Jacqueline Au is the Research and Policy Officer at Stop Trafficking of People (STOP). Prior to joining STOP, Jacqueline worked as a policy adviser, program manager and consultant in government and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and the UK. In these roles, she worked on a number of humanitarian and social justice issues, provided policy support and advice to senior statutory officers and led delegation visits from Vietnam, Laos and the People’s Republic of China. 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.

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.