Exploitation

Improved Support Is Vital For Children In Care Placed Away From Home

Sam Royston | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Sam Royston

When a move away from their home area is necessary children should get the support they need to thrive and stay safe. They should be able to stay in touch with family and friends when appropriate, and they should receive a return home interview.

Expect More Stories Of Slavery - And Demand More Victim Support

Will Bordell | Posted 21.08.2017 | UK
Will Bordell

The lesson we must learn is that policing and prosecutions are only half the story. As more and more victims emerge, we will have to do better - and sooner, rather than later. If not, victims will become vulnerable to traffickers all over again and, what's more, they'll be less inclined to testify in court. Rescue and release is not a strategy. It's an outrage.

Justice For The Innocent

Will Bordell | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Politics
Will Bordell

It will take longer, reap humbler rewards and offer fewer headline opportunities. But such an approach will make justice about the people who are innocent as much as those who are guilty. Slavery, after all, doesn't end in the siren-lights of a police raid.

Leading The Way In Tackling Child Sexual Abuse

Javed Khan | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Javed Khan

Recent high profile cases like those in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale have shown us all that we need to get better at tackling child sexual abuse. I...

Christmas! Brought To You By Victims Of Modern Slavery

Cristina Talens | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Cristina Talens

Come Christmas Day, many of us will enjoy a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings and not give a second thought to just what went into bringing it t...

Women's History Month: The Forgotten Women of Syria

Thaslima Begum | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK
Thaslima Begum

Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.

Abolishing Meat: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 29.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mimi Bekhechi

As a society, we have fought against sexism, racism and bigotry. Today it's time for us to acknowledge another "-ism", one that's been around for a long time yet is still largely unrecognised: speciesism. Speciesism is the belief that all other animals are inferior to human beings and therefore humans are justified in exploiting them.

Sex Buyers Know How to Make Prostitution Safer

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Where a Sex Buyer Law has been enforced in Sweden, Norway and Iceland, countries renowned for their exemplary equality laws, this strategy has proven to reduce prostitution. Meanwhile the results of decriminalisation are verging on well-publicised apocalyptic levels of abuse in New Zealand, Nevada in the US, The Netherlands and Germany. We have the answers. Let's use them.

Are Nudes the New Weapon of Sexual Exploitation?

Alexander Morgan | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Morgan

The message started off with a normal, mundane "Hi, how're you?" - I was out for drinks with friends , I replied sporadically. The messages then started to escalate the conversation to something more risqué; but as I was out with friends, I politely declined.

Paid Less, Less Likely to Get Training or End Up With a Job - How Young Women Lose Out in Apprenticeships

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Carole Easton

Surely it is time to change things, time to offer a future to those young women who tell me they simply want a job, whose talents are being wasted by society and who are forced to rely on benefits when they could be contributing so much more to the economy?

Securing Children's Safety in a Digital World

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

There can be no greater mission than to protect children and enable them to use the internet to learn, dream, create and communicate without fear. Together we can help end sexual exploitation of children online and give them the future they deserve.

A Charter for Pimps and Sex Buyers

Diane Martin CBE | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Diane Martin CBE

In a week where we see Amnesty International attempt to push through policy supporting the discriminalisation of sex buying, pimping and brothel keeping, here comes a report from The Institute of Economic Affairs claiming that 'Decriminalising Britain's' £4billion sex industry would increase protection of women'. It is a claim that further entitles men to pay for the bodies of women, because, well ...they just can't help it. This couldn't be further from the truth.

Ten Things You Need To Know Before You Sign Up To MyFreeImplants

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

MyFreeImplants (MFI) is the largest cosmetic surgery financing website in the world. Women sign up to the website, post a set of photos and a 'beg' bio explaining why they desperately need cosmetic enhancement and sympathetic benefactors, who are 95% male, donate money to help them achieve their goal...

The Ugly Side of the Service Industry

Zosia Eyres | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Zosia Eyres

The zero hour contract means that staff can be cancelled from a shift at any time but if we cancel without 48 hours notice, money is docked from our pay - no matter the reason for absence. For those who are relying on money to pay rent, it can be a very stressful and difficult lifestyle.

Wirat Piyapornpaiboon Shoots the Messenger

Mark Farmaner | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Mark Farmaner

Wirat Piyapornpaiboon is making the same mistake as McDonalds, but it isn't too late to change yet. He might find dropping the cases now to be personally embarrassing, but even if he wins the cases in a Thai court, he will lose in the court of public opinion, in the media, and in the business world. Any good businessman knows when the time has come to cut your losses and move on. For Wirat Piyapornpaiboon, that time is now.

Improving the Lives of Thousands of Children Living in Assam

Sarah Roberts | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK
Sarah Roberts

I'm really pleased to announce a ground-breaking new partnership between Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and UNICEF that will improve the lives of thousands of children and young people living in tea communities in Assam, and reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and trafficking.

Exploitation in the Modelling Industry Is Still Very Real

Neely Reyes | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neely Reyes

But it's the one or two that do take advantage of the wannabees that ruin the reputation of the industry for the rest of us. It doesn't take much for the media to make the modelling industry public enemy number one and sadly the negative stories will always get more exposure than the many honest people working in the industry that are helping to secure their models a good working wage.

The Horrific Shooting of a 15-Year-Old Girl Exposes the Reality of Girls, Guns and Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Polly Courtney

We have become aware of - almost immune to - the impact of gangs, guns and drugs on teenage boys in our communities. We turn the pages blithely as newspaper headlines scream of gang-related stabbings in Brixton, confused shootings in Tottenham... But girls? In gangs? Until now, it has barely crossed our minds. We like to think it doesn't happen.

Hackney's Stripclubs Are in Danger of Being Shut Down for Exploitation, But Just Who Is Exploiting Whom?

Christina Franks | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Franks

As an ex dancer, I know what to feels like to be exploited. Ten years ago, I worked in one of the slightly less seedy establishments around Bethnal Green, on the strip that runs up towards Shoreditch. It wasn't my first time.

Nepali Migrants in Qatar Face Exploitation

Chris Giles | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Giles

The stories from The Guardian reveal globalisation's ugly face. It is reported migrants from Nepal are being subjected to overcrowded living spaces, dangerous conditions and in some cases, are not being paid. It has also been revealed that workers wishing to leave Qatar are not being granted the ability to do so. The 2022 World Cup is being built on the back of exploitation.

Desperate Enough to Be Exploited? Have We Got a Job For You...

Katie Winrow | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Katie Winrow

Yesterday, in an article on the Huffington Post, I read quotes from Sir Stuart Rose, CEO of Ocado and Lance Batchelor, CEO of Domino's, in relation to immigration and the British work ethic. To be quite frank, I was incredulous. These men are no doubt highly intelligent individuals, with an intrinsic understanding of the political and economic aspects of both free trade and the labour markets.

Child Exploitation and Gangs: Our Teenagers Need Support

Matthew Reed | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK
Matthew Reed

The scale of sexual violence experienced by young women and girls, in particular those who have some association with gangs, is shocking. But what is particularly worrying is that many of the professionals tasked with keeping young people safe are repeatedly failing them.

Government's Relentless Cuts Have Contributed to the Problem of Sexual Violence in Gangs

Polly Courtney | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Polly Courtney

Girls are being sexually exploited on a massive scale, according to a report released this week entitled It's Wrong But You Get Used To It, the result of a two-year investigation into girls and gangs.

The Esoteric Nature of the Subtexts of Class in Society

Aamir Aziz | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aamir Aziz

When autumn announces itself in the lowlands; trees swing at three sixty and shed every evidence of the yester springs and summers from their shoots. ...

Human Trafficking: It's What We Don't Know That Is Most Disturbing

Javed Khan | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

When you're dealing with victims of crime it can sometimes be what you don't know that's most disturbing. How many more of them are out there? What are the signs that we missed? Are we spotting others before it's too late? Nobody could have failed to be affected by the harrowing story of a 10-year-old girl trafficked from her home in Pakistan to Manchester.