“You’re stupid” “You smell!” “You’re ugly!” Children (and adults) can carelessly say the most stupid of things sometimes not realising the lasting impact on the unfortunate recipient of these words. We can laugh off children’s comical antics, or we can join in the gossip at work or even insensitively say something discouraging directly to that… Read More Positive words transform
Today on International Women’s Day, we’re reflecting on what it means that we are ‘enough’ just because of who we are, not because of what we do or what our history dictates. “Be the kind of woman who makes other girls step up their game.” This is a quote which, seemingly unperturbed by the… Read More International Women’s Day Reflections
As Syria enters its sixth year in conflict and particularly Aleppo experiencing months of a disheartening humanitarian disaster, global solidarity pours out and many (if not all) feel that we are losing our humanity simply by seeing that not enough is being done to protect basic human rights. I know it is easy to skim… Read More A Call to Action
After last week’s celebration of International Day of the Girl, created by the United Nations five years ago, a flood of social media posts from women all around the world began to circulate and pop up like bright red poppies on an early Spring day. Women were taking stances from all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, race,… Read More Girl Day, Every Day
I blame Tony Campolo for first opening my eyes to human trafficking. He was the one I first heard talking what happens to young women trafficked into New Jersey during the Superbowl in the States. Then I found out that this doesn’t just happen at sports events, or in the States, but virtually everywhere. Right… Read More She’s a winner
We each have our own definition of what is helpful. To me, helpful means something that is easy to understand, provides new information and is relevant to my world. Over the last few years I’ve read quite a few books on human trafficking and modern slavery – here’s a few of the most helpful. Siddharth… Read More The most helpful ‘research’ books I’ve read on human trafficking and modern slavery
This is the story of a girl who was brave enough to share her journey by penning thoughts and words on a page. What once was broken and hurt became beautiful by a simple journey of healing, loving, and dreaming again. These very words are straight from her.
The term “ethical fashion” has circulated conversations amongst conscious consumers and fashion designers. Its purpose is to create opportunity for economically marginalized people in developing nations, alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development. It promotes fair price for fair wages. Fair trade factories aren’t full of over-worked and underpaid men, women and children. With more awareness… Read More The Ethical Fashion Conversation
This blog post is the first in a series of research-focused, evidence-based posts about modern slavery. We recognise the vast amount of high-quality research available and seek to direct readers to it through a quick, easy to read format. The Global Slavery Index (GSI), Part of the Walk Free Foundation, is a country-by-country map of… Read More The Global Slavery Index 2016: How is a hidden crime measured?