Justice within a system

Introducing the next series of blogs… Reusable nappies. But how on earth can we swing from modern day slavey to a constitutional crisis to the nappies you choose to put your babe in? What’s the link?

The choice to march

This weekend I was asked to speak at a protest March in London outside the South African embassy calling for the recalling, or stepping down of our current President, Jacob Zuma (a little Google search will give you the latest news from SA and why this march, and others like it in SA and around…

Anti-Slavery movement uncovered

Ty reflects on the last decade working with those fighting against modern day slavery. It all started with a chance meeting in Ukraine where he realised what he’d be willing to do for a cause…

Imagine if…

I was first introduced to the fact of human trafficking at 17 through the work of CCAT (Croydon Community Against Trafficking). It was shocking work. My thinking quickly transformed from “There are slaves in Croydon?” to “There are slaves in Croydon!!” Read my story…

A meeting that changed my life

While traveling in Phnom Penh, Naomi met a mum who changed her life. And through a simple act of kindness was in turn able to change hers.

Combating modern day slavery

Marcel talks about ways that we could tackle modern day slavery reflecting on his time as a policeman and now a lecturer and researcher in the department of Police Practice at UNISA.

Modern day slavey in focus

I’ll never forget the first time I met a survivor of trafficking in the UK. The statistics I know grew skin and the numbers became names.

A short checking in blog

So this lovely little blog has been going for six months now. Thank you to those of you who have been writing and sharing your inspiring stories, to those of you have shared these stories on social media and even more importantly to those of you who have decided to make lifestyle changes in response…

How we came to pay a living wage

A few years ago I went with our domestic worker & her child to the dentist. The child’s teeth were rotten and the dentist asked “Why is your child not brushing her teeth?”, To which our domestic worker devastatingly replied “I can’t afford a toothbrush!” This was our journey towards paying a living wage.

The basic needs basket

PRFT, a Zim based organisation looks at the Basic Needs Basket as a way of identifying a living wage in the country

The price of poverty for domestic workers

When Adi Eyal, the head of Code4SA had a conversation with other parents at his children’s nursery school, he realised that the idea surrounding domestic worker’s salaries were based largely on speculation and social norms. He decided to create a tool, the Living Wage calculator.

Making it a just Christmas

December is nearly upon us and with it the Christmas celebrations are beginning. What can we do to make it a little more just?