African Parent-Students and the challenges of Parenting in the UK

African Parent-Students and the challenges of Parenting in the UK

Many African parent-students come to the UK sent by their governments or on scholarship programmes to study at universities across the country. Most of these students arrive in the UK without being given adequate information that helps them to familiarise themselves with the culture and norms as well as to understand the UK’s law on children’s welfare.

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Promoting equality, inclusion and diversity in the anti-trafficking and anti-slavery space

Promoting equality, inclusion and diversity in the anti-trafficking and anti-slavery space

In June, Jakub Sobik of the Modern Slavery, Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre conducted an interview with Debbie Ariyo to find out the reason why Debbie founded BASNET and how BASNET can help to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in modern slavery research. During her interview, Debbie not only gave an insightful analysis of the adverse effects of modern slavery and human trafficking on children and young people in the UK, but she also presented vital recommendations and action plans to tackle the issue

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AFRUCA’s 2022 Away-day

AFRUCA’s 2022 Away-day

The away-day provided staff with an opportunity to interact with each other in a different setting to the usual working environment, creating a platform for the discussion of ideas and the sharing of skills and experiences.

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How The Reframing of Migration as Trafficking Affects Migrant-Sending Communities in West Africa

How The Reframing of Migration as Trafficking Affects Migrant-Sending Communities in West Africa

As far back as the 1980s during my undergraduate years at the University of Benin in Benin City, Bendel State (now divided into Edo and Delta States) Nigeria, female students were leaving the university to migrate to Italy for work. During this period, Nigeria was experiencing a terrible economic downturn. There were national debates whether Nigeria should take on a huge IMF loan and the consequence this would have on citizens, as the government introduced “austerity measures” to address the crumbling economy.

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Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims

Children In Ghana’s Fishing Sector: If We Dont Understand Slavery, We Cannot Help Its Victims

In May and June 2019, I visited Ghana as the first part of my 2019 Winston Churchill travel fellowship. My aim was to better understand the various drivers of child trafficking in Ghana’s fishing sector and to explore some of the responses on the ground by engaging with a range of government agencies, NGOs and those working to support children who have been rescued.

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