It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Rape Crisis model of working with survivors of sexual violence and abuse. In
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.
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.
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.
Pretending we can buy ethically is is exactly what keeps sweatshops from being solved.
Recent high profile cases like those in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale have shown us all that we need to get better at tackling
Come Christmas Day, many of us will enjoy a turkey dinner with all of the trimmings and not give a second thought to just
Syrian refugee women are facing serious human rights violations, exploitation and gender-based violence on a daily basis.
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.
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.