Stopping the unstoppable

Each year for the past three years, the anti-trafficking organisation Walk Free has released a Global Slavery Index – that is, an estimate of women, men and children around the world living as victims of modern slavery and human trafficking. Their latest figure...
Gathering momentum

Gathering momentum

The Human, Earth Project has been a very personal undertaking for me, and it has taken on many of my own strengths and weaknesses. I’ve never been a very patient person, and I rushed into the search for my kidnapped friends without arranging many of the...
How a resurrection really feels

How a resurrection really feels

The Human, Earth Project was not born from a single source of inspiration, but from a number of coinciding factors in my life. The first, and by far the most important, was my teenaged friend M who was abducted from Vietnam, and believed trafficked into China. Another...

Symbiosis

In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of a new Internet-based form of political activism: it’s been dubbed slacktivism. Slacktivism is when we show our support for something online, without actually doing anything in the real world. It includes all those...
Having a party

Having a party

I received an email last night from my aunt, about a program that CNN is screening this week. It’s a documentary on young women being trafficked from Vietnam, to be sold as brides to Chinese men. The basic premise sounded very similar to Sisters For Sale, the...

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