The Thomson Reuters Stop Slavery Award: a nice opportunity to value innovative actions to help trafficking and slavery victims to rebuild their lives. For example, HSBC UK give survivors access to basic bank accounts, although they do not meet usual requirements. In this way survivors can claim state benefits or apply for jobs or rent […]
Trafficked women are vulnerable and simultaneously are brave. They have been exploited and deprived of their autonomy, but are perfectly capable to make decisions about their lives. When I met them in shelters, or afterwards, at school or at work, I recognised their desire of a life full of opportunities, which was at the origin […]
Governments must protect the health and rights of the most vulnerable people including migrants, trafficked and exploited persons.
COVID-19 has a horrible impact on the most vulnerable, including asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants including trafficked persons. Those in precarious situations face specific risks. Vulnerable migrants do not dispose of minimal protection against the contagion, not even water to wash their hands. Many live in overcrowded centres, without any possibility to observe minimum […]