September 11th, 2017

House of Lords Debate, 8th September 2017: Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

3.47 pm Baroness Cox (CB) My Lords I, too, congratulate the noble Lord, Lord McColl, on introducing this significant Bill so effectively. It reminds us that this abhorrent practice is still tragically widespread in this country and, as I have personally witnessed, in many other countries around the world....

January 11th, 2016

Human Trafficking in India | Guest Blog for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

‘According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau, trafficking of minor girls and women constituted about 76% of human trafficking cases in India over the past decade.’ Nearly 200,000 women and children are currently missing in India....

October 31st, 2014

House of Lords Debate: Combatting Slavery in Supply Chains

Of the 30 million people around the world currently estimated to be living in slavery, the majority are in the private sector. Their situation is often hidden at the bottom of long, convoluted supply chains, allowing big businesses to abdicate responsibility for the exploi...

November 8th, 2013

The bonds of silence need to be broken: ‘India’s Forgotten Children’ are remembered

Last night (07/11/13) saw the premier of India’s Forgotten Children, a film by Pipe Village Trust, which portrays the widespread trafficking, persecution and oppression among the children and young people of India’s 300 million strong Dalit community....

September 12th, 2013

This Immoral Trade: A Book Review By Freya Dodd

As the lights glistened in the Olympic stadium, independent athlete Guor Marial was transported back to memories of his ‘life on the run’. Captured at the age of seven by Misseriya Arab tribesmen from Western Sudan in 1993, Guor was taken to Muglad to work as a slave and was kept in dire conditions....

August 27th, 2013

‘This Immoral Trade: Slavery In The 21st Century’ : Updated And Extended Edition By Baroness (Caroline) Cox and Others

 

If slavery is to be abolished in the twenty-first century, we must first break the bonds of ignorance, silence, interest, ideology, complacency and complicity.”    

Baroness (Caroline) Cox

  Following the widely acclaimed first edition (2006) marking the bicentenary of William Wilberforce’s parliamentary achievement in abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire, this second edition reminds us that we must continue to challenge this immoral practice. ...

July 19th, 2013

A Light in the Darkness: fighting ritual prostitution in south India.

Before I came to intern at HART I spent four months working for an Indian NGO based in Kolkata. I had been fascinated by India since I was a child. Initially it was the beautiful colours, fabrics and stories which drew me in.  Then, as I grew older and found out more about what life was like for the poorest in India, I decided that I wanted to do something to improve their lives....

April 19th, 2013

Good news from friends in South Sudan

Twenty years ago Abraham’s brother and sister in law were captured as slaves by Arab raiders from north Sudan, their son who was 3 years old was not captured but was separated from his parents. Many of the couples friends and neighbours were killed during the raid....
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