Angus Thomas

Two kayaye resting in their bowls outside Makola Market, Accra

The Kayaye Crisis: Why Skills Training And Accommodation In Accra Are Not Enough

The Kayaye Crisis: Why Skills Training and Accommodation in Accra Are Not Enough The phenomenon of kayaye, female head porters who migrate from the north of Ghana to the southern cities, is a glaring issue that continues to grow. HEP has worked first-hand with kayaye women and girls and their families in the northern villages. …

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Digital Shadows: Combating Online Recruitment for Forced Labour in West Africa

Digital Shadows: Combating Online Recruitment for Forced Labour in West Africa

Digital Shadows: Combating Online Recruitment for Forced Labour in West Africa The rapid expansion of digital connectivity, amplified by the global shift towards online platforms due to the pandemic, has significantly transformed how job seekers worldwide, search for employment opportunities. This digital transformation, while creating vast opportunities, has also opened doors for traffickers to exploit …

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Children of Washington State USA listening to a sex trafficking education presentation

Washington State USA Introduces Mandatory Sex Trafficking Education For Pupils

Washington State USA Introduces Mandatory Sex Trafficking Education For Pupils Washington State in the United States has taken a groundbreaking step by introducing a mandatory sex trafficking prevention curriculum for students aged 12 to 18 from April 2024.  The sex trafficking situation in Washington State has seen significant challenges and developments in recent years. Domestic …

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Labour exploitation in the United Arab Emirates

Denied Food And Passports, Held Captive And Sold On Social Media – Domestic Work In The United Arab Emirates

Denied food and passports, held captive and sold on social media – domestic work in the United Arab Emirates In our mission to educate vulnerable Ghanaians about the perils of human trafficking, it’s crucial to learn from real-life scenarios. A recent investigation by The Guardian sheds light on the dark underbelly of domestic labor recruitment …

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Escaping the Nightmare: Urgent Call for Survivor-Led Solutions in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Escaping the Nightmare: Urgent Call for Survivor-Led Solutions in the Fight Against Human Trafficking Every day, thousands of people are trafficked – sold a dream of a better future, to only be presented with a grim reality of entrapment, slavery, and often sex work. With their passports withheld, their movements restricted, and subject to abuse, …

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The Dark Side Of Dubai – Exhibition Video Exposes Sex Trafficking In Dubai

The Dark Side of Dubai – exhibition video exposes sex trafficking in Dubai An exhibition by our sister organisation, the Send Them Home campaign, entitled “Stop Human Trafficking” is running until the 20th December 2023 at 59 Greek Street, London W1.  The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 15 minute video about the work of …

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Angus Thomas at the Send Them Home "Stop Human Trafficking" Exhibition in London - November/December 2024

Stop Human Trafficking Exhibition by the Send Them Home campaign

Stop Human Trafficking Exhibition by the Send Them Home campaign Join us from November 17th 2023 at 59 Greek Street, Soho, London for a profound exhibition titled ‘Send Them Home – Stop Human Trafficking’. This exhibition unveils the harsh realities faced by African women trafficked for sexual exploitation in the UAE. Many arrive in Dubai …

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The Dubai, UAE skyline overlooking Deira Creek

Hotels And Corporate Social Responsibility In The UAE​

Hotels and Corporate Social Responsibility in the UAE Big international hotel brands must take seriously their role in stamping out human trafficking says our founder Angus Thomas. In Dubai, the glittering heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), women who have been trafficked from around the world are manipulated and forced into sex work. Many …

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Unveiling ‘Hookup’: A Gen Z Rebrand of Prostitution and Its Link to Sex Trafficking in Ghana

Unveiling ‘Hookup’: A Gen Z Rebrand of Prostitution and Its Link to Sex Trafficking in Ghana duplicate I just finished watching the latest episode of the excellent SavSig TV Young Voices Forum https://bit.ly/3NaKUW6 Savana Signatures discussing the expanding phenomenon of hook-up in Ghana. The conversation weaves around the definition of hook-up – whether it’s casual fun or just …

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A victim of human trafficking from northern Ghana looks apprehensively

What Is Human Trafficking? A Newcomers 101

What is Human Trafficking? A Newcomers 101 Human trafficking, a form of modern day slavery, is casting a growing shadow on an increasingly unstable world, impacting countless lives and communities. Human traffickers exploit the vulnerabilities of their victims to maintain control over them. They frequently resort to either physical or psychological abuse and restrict their …

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