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Justice Shall Be Done You

Coltsfoot is a flower that is inconspicuous in appearance, often ignored by travellers passing by. Despite the ignorance of the world, Coltsfoot still grows strong, blooming within obscurity. It wasn’t until a botanist recognised this humble flower for its remarkable scent that remains during a season when all others have faded. With the help of… Continue reading Justice Shall Be Done You

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When Work Doesn’t Pay

'When Work Doesn't Pay' explores how perpetrators of labour exploitation in Scotland use online platforms to recruit.

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Lockdown = Freedom

Your LOCKDOWN can bring FREEDOM. Here is how! It’s Scotland.  It’s Spring.  It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s raining.    You want to sit on the sofa, eat stodge and keep cosy but you also want to ‘do your bit’.  Well now you can!  The Virtual Kiltwalk has announced that YOU CAN “DECIDE ON on YOUR CHALLENGE and as… Continue reading Lockdown = Freedom

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#choosetochallenge

Women victims of human trafficking experience higher levels of PTSD than those fleeing from war or mass violence. #choosetochallenge exploitation.

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Nose in a Book

Book Week Scotland 2020 is almost here! A wonderful week of indulgent celebrating for all of us avid readers.  As I use it as another excuse to stick my nose in a book and research my wish list of all my next reads.  I have been reflecting on some grim but essential reading I have… Continue reading Nose in a Book

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Nail Bars Re-open in Scotland

As nail bars and beauty salons across Scotland re-open and we enjoy some of the luxuries that lockdown has denied us, take a moment - stop and think! Beauty is one of the high risk industries for trafficking and exploitation. Hidden in plain sight, human trafficking is prevalent in each of our towns and cities.… Continue reading Nail Bars Re-open in Scotland

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21st Century Trailblazers

In 1865, Major General Gordon Granger landed in Texas announcing the end of the civil war and the final group of African Americans free.  The day came more than two years after the emancipation proclamation. 157 years on, despite the tireless and courageous work of abolitionists and the ownership of people being illegal in each… Continue reading 21st Century Trailblazers

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Financial Planners Walk for Victims

Fourteen of Edinburgh's wonderful Sutherland Independent staff team have participated in the national 2.6 challenge, raising funds for the vicitms of trafficking. This leading team of financial advisors, who have a track record in raising funds for charity, have used ten days of their lockdown exercise time to walk or run 2.6 miles and raise… Continue reading Financial Planners Walk for Victims