To cloth or not

32 years ago there was no choice for us where we lived. We used cloth nappies! Disposables were just coming onto the market but were un-affordable (& unattainable in our local store)

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Practical cloth nappy advice

My big girl suffered from re-current thrush and painful, blistering nappy rash from almost day one of life. After my 3rd trip to the doctors for antibiotic cream for her poor, sore little bottom, he referred me to my health visitor to see if she had any ideas. Her first suggestion surprised me: “why don’t you try cloth nappies?”

Our journey with cloth nappies

Tam, a mum of two, living in north-west Zambia shares how she came to a decision to use cloth nappies with her tiny people. It started with the numbers just making sense, but it grew into something bigger from there.

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.

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 Black Friday a little more fair

Today is Black Friday, a red-letter day from across the pond that is now firmly marked in every retailer’s calendar. For shop workers, it is a challenging time.