Digital-only proof of status will exacerbate vulnerability of slavery survivors

New rules that have done away with ‘driving licence’ style ‘Right to Work’ cards in favour of digital-only proof of status, will be extremely detrimental for survivors of trafficking and modern slavery, a new briefing has said. The joint report from anti-slavery organisations City Hearts, The Snow Drop Project, and ATLEU, has used real-life case studies from trafficking survivors to …

Ukrainian refugees face risk of sex trafficking, domestic servitude and forced labour.

Concerns are growing for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine after figures have emerged showing a huge increase in online searches for ‘Ukrainian escorts’ and ‘Ukrainian porn’. Around 90% of people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine are women and girls, as well as large amounts of unaccompanied minors. Whilst the majority of people offering assistance at the border are …