This is not only sexual abuse, but institutional abuse as well. Please SIGN and SHARE with your friends. Thank you. Gx
Tonight I went to Saint Mary Redcliffe Church to hear a presentation from Andrew Wallis OBE of the Bristol Charity, #Unseen. When we made ‘My Name Is Sorrow’ back in 2012, it was estimated that 27 million people were caught up in human trafficking. Tonight we learned that in 2018, that number has risen to 42.5 million.
Let’s redouble our efforts for the abolition of slavery. Gx
Heart-rending testimony from Cate Blanchett.
'He had the choice to carry his suitcases or his children.' —Cate Blanchett held back tears as she recounted her experience with a family of Syrian refugees
This is just what the world needs more of. Compassion. Gx
Here’s the Thomson Reuters Report on Ending Modern Slavery. The situation is complex, but I think together we can make a difference. Gx #ThomsonReuters
Here’s a Guardian Documentary called ‘On the Road’. It follows the road of bonded sex trafficking, from Nigeria to Italy.
It always surprises me, well by now I know it shouldn’t, but in Italy there’s this road and because the way is marked by the stations of young prostitutes, men seem to think they can treat the women, and young girls as they wish. That it’s some kind of free zone for abuse, with no possibility of conviction or punishment. Let’s change that ‘men’tality! Gx #FreedomCollaborative
A report about The Sex Trafficking Trail from Nigeria to Europe.
Here's a good article in Latina internet magazine, highlighting how girls are lured by predators into sex trafficking, with some helpful advice about prevention.
This is a rather worrying story of NGOs being involved in human trafficking.
Hertfordshire County Council make a pledge to fight #modernslavery.
Here is some good news about companies coming together to help with the rehabilitation of survivors. With thanks to Freedom Collaborative for sharing this. Gx
Now here's something that may be a game changer for protecting women. Gx
Okay, I said I'd let you know how Ben got on at the Cannes International Film Festival, so here we go.
It's great to report that we have interest from a few co...mpanies who want to look at financing the film and who were impressed by our Distribution Prospectus. Of course, as yet I can't let you know which companies, but of course I was mightily thrilled to hear from Ben - just this afternoon - and receive the news. And I was greatly encouraged. Thanks for your continued support.