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Release migrant workers from tied-visas

The London Assembly today called for the Mayor of London to write to the Home Secretary, Theresa May, and make the case to repeal the tied-visa system.

Introduced in 2012, the tied-visa system, attaches domestic workers to their employers.

Human Trafficking Foundation Chairman Honoured by the Prince of Wales

Anthony Steen, founder and Chairman of the Human Trafficking Foundation, has been made a CBE in recognition of his contribution to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery.

 

Former Premier League footballer 'was trafficked for sex'

A former footballer who was brought to the UK as a child and forced into male prostitution, is now working with the Premier League to raise awareness of the growing number of teenage players being tricked into leaving Africa for Europe.

FLEX launches Accountability Hub

The Accountability Hub aims to improve both government and corporate accountability for human trafficking, forced labour and slavery in national and global business supply chains.  The Hub does this by generating a broader discussion about how corporate accountability can be achieved and providin

Perpetrators of modern slavery are devastating our environment too

In many poor countries, environmental destruction is the tipping point that pushes vulnerable families into slavery. Unseasonal droughts, encroaching deserts, extreme flooding, the death of livestock, or illegal deforestation have a devastating impact on families already living on the brink.

Revealed: trafficked migrant workers abused in Irish fishing industry

African and Asian migrant workers are being routinely but illegally used as cheap labour on Irish fishing trawlers working out of some of the country’s most popular tourist ports, the Guardian can reveal.

Revealed: trafficked migrant workers abused in Irish fishing industry

African and Asian migrant workers are being routinely but illegally used as cheap labour on Irish fishing trawlers working out of some of the country’s most popular tourist ports, the Guardian can reveal.

What is the crime of human trafficking?

Experts explain that trafficking usually involves the movement of people for the purposes of exploitation.

The world has 21 million slaves – and millions of them live in the west

As a child growing up in one of Brazil’s poorest regions, I was used to seeing well-off families take in girls from poorer ones to come live in their homes and be brought up as one of their own. This was seen as an act of kindness.

Anti-Slavery Day 2015

Today, October 18th marks Anti-Slavery Day for the fifth consecutive year in the UK. Anti-Slavery Day was established by an Act of Parliament, instigated by the Human Trafficking Foundation’s Chairman former MP Anthony Steen.

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