Inspirational Stories

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women: Focus on Ending Human Trafficking ECPAT FRANCE Madagascar

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ECPAT FRANCE Madagascar Commercial Sexual Exploitation of children (CSEC) has been exacerbated in Madagascar by economic and political crises, with an aggravated impact on women and girls. Common forms of CSEC include the coercion of  minors into sex work, tourism-related sexual exploitation, trafficking and cyber pornography. While the Madagascan Government has put in place a range […]

Kevin Hyland – Independent Slavery Commissioner

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Modern slavery is a growing crime, a grave abuse and a gross injustice. Tackling it presents multiple challenges, but no challenge is so great that it serves as an excuse to let this issue persist. Having served 30 years in policing, I have come across many vulnerable people who suffered at the hands of brutal […]

Ken Pennington – Anti Terror Policeman

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I was born in 1968 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  I grew up during the height of the ‘troubles,’ a conflict which would see over 3000 people killed.  At 19, I joined a police forced entitled the Royal Ulster Constabulary, and was soon stationed in South Armagh, working with the military to patrol the area.  At […]