SHARE is a network of various artists, survivors and advocates, using our skills and passions to combat the issue of human trafficking. We are an international group, all affected by the injustice of this vicious crime in one way or another. Together, with you, we can abolish slavery!

We believe in a world without slavery. We’ve rolled up our sleeves and set our feet to action. Why? Because in a single moment a number can turn into a name, a tragedy into a victory, and a belief into an action

Eric Klaver
Share Ambassador

Eric brings almost 20 years of experience training and meeting management.He has trained on six continents, from the United States to China, from Mexico to Australia, from Brazil to Korea, from Israel to Malawi, the Gabon and Kenya and all over the European continent. His  global reach has given him an unique perspective on modern-day slavery. Justice should be available to all people, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or religious belief. Eric is based in Amsterdam where he serves on the board of D66.

Gina Meredith
Share Ambassador

Gina Meredith is a designer who lives in California. As a believer in the power of design to inspire and motivate, Gina is proud to provide work for Share Network. For her, the opportunity to contribute means that she can help give hope and voice to the currently unheard women in slavery.

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Jennifer Muntslag
Share Ambassador

JNM is the sparkling host  at every event. One who adapts easily to whatever occasion. She is also well known for sharing her funk in poetry at Mind the gap, Re:definition, Spoken notes, Woorden worden zinnen en Try Poetry. JNM is a fly bird who isn’t afraid to take you with her.

Dancing and singing in front of the mirror became her daily routine starting at a young age. Up untill present this ritual hasn’t changed much, though she replaced her mirror for stages like Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, As one in the park, Into the great wide open, Kunstbende ,  Amsterdam Roots Festival and Love Dance. As an artist Jen believes in freedom of expression and refuses to accept that in our day and age people are living without that freedom.

Noortje Bakker - Chair
Share Board member

Noortje Bakker has practiced law in the Netherlands since 2007. She has represented a variety of clients from entrepeneurs to large companies. Outside of the court Noortje has equipped companies and their employees on the changes in legislation through her seminars. She has always had a big sense of justice and as a lover of justice she finds human trafficking one of the biggest injustices in our day and age.  As a member of the Board of Share Network Noortje aims to contribute and create more awareness about the (hidden) modern slavery, with a special focus on women in slavery.

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Rachel Wechsler
Advisor to the Board

Rachel is currently undertaking her DPhil in Criminology and is conducting research on sex trafficking victims’ experiences with the criminal justice process in the Netherlands. She was the 2015 McDougall Visiting Professor of International Law at the West Virginia University College of Law, where she taught International Human Rights Law. Rachel was also an Editor for the Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog from 2013-2014. Prior to coming to Oxford, she was a litigation associate at Latham & Watkins LLP in New York. Rachel completed her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her Master’s degree in Evidence-based Social Work at Oxford, and her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development at Cornell University (Honours).

Roëlla Lieveld - Founder & Director

Roëlla is the founder of Share Network. For the past 11 year she has dedicated her time to assist victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking. She has been an advocate for men and women in the US, Bulgaria, Netherlands Germany just to name a few countries. She works with local judges, aftercare placements, police detectives, and social workers to create new policies within the legal system and social services to ensure survivors receive proper advocacy from the point of rescue to rehabilitation.

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Joël Antonie - Secretary
Share Board member

Joël  is an international political operator adept in framing, negotiation and diplomacy. With experience ranging from a political party to an international organization in Kenya, and from the Dutch government to a foreign embassy in The Hague, he understand the complexity of policy and the process of negotiating and lobbying

He is most passionate about fighting injustice and motivating others, especially young people, to do the same! In light of that, he previously served as international secretary of the youth wing of a political party. He has also given trainings in the field of youth participation and activism to youth in various schools and universities in the Netherlands, as well as in the Middle East and Central Europe. He would also like to use my his professional skills to fight injustice outside of the framework of my job.

He currently lives and works in The Hague where he analyzes Dutch politics and advices in the field of multilateral diplomacy for a foreign embassy.

Yessica van Roozendaal

is a local policy advisor and politician in The Hague: the international capital of peace and justice. But according to Anil that title doesn’t match with its reality of over 300 windows with even more women behind them. In The Hague exploiting women and modern slavery is part of everyday life. Therefore, he tries to fight on behalf of his party, together with their council member Pieter Grinwis, for a city freed of slaves.  That’s why I want to be an ambassador for this amazing cause, creating continuous awareness for a hidden evil many don’t want us to see.

Lelani Lewis
Share Board member

Susanne Planellas is a dancer and choreographer living in Amsterdam. She is in her final year at the Amsterdam University of Arts with a major in dance. For many years now she has wanted to do something against  human trafficking and she believes that art is a powerful way to reach people. In 2016 she organised the benefit performance ‘Confessions of a Prostitute’ and she choreographed ‘Stop the Silence’ a dance piece that is based on the realities of the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Susanne believes that art is a good medium to make people aware of human trafficking.

Marphen Mijnals
Share Board member

Susanne Planellas is a dancer and choreographer living in Amsterdam. She is in her final year at the Amsterdam University of Arts with a major in dance. For many years now she has wanted to do something against  human trafficking and she believes that art is a powerful way to reach people. In 2016 she organised the benefit performance ‘Confessions of a Prostitute’ and she choreographed ‘Stop the Silence’ a dance piece that is based on the realities of the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Susanne believes that art is a good medium to make people aware of human trafficking.

Marije Berga
Share Volunteer

Susanne Planellas is a dancer and choreographer living in Amsterdam. She is in her final year at the Amsterdam University of Arts with a major in dance. For many years now she has wanted to do something against  human trafficking and she believes that art is a powerful way to reach people. In 2016 she organised the benefit performance ‘Confessions of a Prostitute’ and she choreographed ‘Stop the Silence’ a dance piece that is based on the realities of the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Susanne believes that art is a good medium to make people aware of human trafficking.

Soraya Jong
Community Builder

Susanne Planellas is a dancer and choreographer living in Amsterdam. She is in her final year at the Amsterdam University of Arts with a major in dance. For many years now she has wanted to do something against  human trafficking and she believes that art is a powerful way to reach people. In 2016 she organised the benefit performance ‘Confessions of a Prostitute’ and she choreographed ‘Stop the Silence’ a dance piece that is based on the realities of the Red Light District in Amsterdam. Susanne believes that art is a good medium to make people aware of human trafficking.

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