Time for Action: Anti-Slavery Day 2020

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Exactly nine years ago I marked my first Anti-Slavery Day, having been invited to a number of events by its founder Anthony Steen including a reception at 10 Downing Street. … Read More

Slavery in the Pandemic: Part 2

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Last week the Home Office published its latest quarterly statistics on the number of slavery victims entering what is known as the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – a system for… Read More

Statues and slavery

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A debate is raging about whether it was right to tear down Edward Colston’s statue in Bristol, and whether other statues should face the same treatment. Today the Mayor of… Read More

Responding to the killing of George Floyd

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Like so many others I find myself horrified at the appalling, tragic and racist death of 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis. This was a man pleading for breath, held under… Read More

Dhaka’s dilemma

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The room was laden with electric fans but the air remained hot and stuffy. Barred windows were open, the walls were crumbling, the stairs were slippery and the fabric piled… Read More

It only takes a minute to take a stand

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At Justice and Care people often ask us what they can practically do, as individuals, to fight slavery. It is a brilliant question, particularly because ‘getting involved’ is not always… Read More

‘Romanians to the Rescue’

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You could probably have chosen your own betting odds on a Daily Mail ‘Romanians to the Rescue’ Easter splash a few months ago. But that is exactly what we read… Read More

Slavery in a lockdown

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What happens to thousands of people living as slaves when a nation goes into lockdown? Few have ever had to answer this question, especially in Britain. Yet we are about… Read More

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