EU Anti-Human Trafficking Day

As it is Anti-Trafficking Day today, I thought I would play my part in providing some basic facts on human trafficking. BASIC FACTS Human trafficking involves recruitment, harbouring or transporting people into a situation of exploitation through the use of violence, deception or coercion and forced to work against their will. In short, it involves … Continue reading EU Anti-Human Trafficking Day

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Rape Culture

Photo Credit - Huffington Post 29/1/17 This week Presenter George Hook made the dreadful comment that rape victims should be partially blamed for their rape. This is a statement in a long narrative of rape culture that began in the 1970s. Sexualising women has become part of the norm, aggressive male sexual activity has become … Continue reading Rape Culture

Charlottesville

(Photo by Edu Bayer/New York Times) Last weekend white supremacists took to the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia. The protests were hostile with burning torches and chants of racism, antisemitism and homophobia. A white supremacist then drove his car into a crowd of anti-protesters. Heather Heyer was killed protesting white hate. The death of Heather Heyer … Continue reading Charlottesville