Author Archives: Hope To Heal

WEST AFRICAN SLAVERY LIVES ON, 400 YEARS AFTER TRANSATLANTIC TRADE BEGAN

Africa has the highest prevalence of slavery, with more than seven victims for every 1,000 people, according to a 2017 report by human rights group Walk Free Foundation and the International Labour Office. Picture: @UNmigration/Twitter LAGOS – Blessing was only six years old when her mother arranged for her to become an unpaid housemaid for […]

Berlin: German police carry out massive human trafficking raids

Nearly 2,000 officers are searching apartments and businesses in the German capital. Berlin prosecutors say they are targeting suspected human traffickers who exploited foreign workers in the construction industry. Police and customs officers launched a massive human trafficking raid in Berlin on Wednesday morning, prosecutors in the German capital said. Around 1,900 officers are taking part in […]

Nun sexually abused me at Catholic orphanage, woman says

Susanne Robertson alleges that she was sexually assaulted by Sister Regina and a maintenance man while living at a Catholic-run orphanage in the 1960s A new child sex crimes law goes into effect in New York Wednesday allows Susanne Robertson to sue St. Colman’s Home for what she says were years of abuse.Jeenah Moon / […]

World Day Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is not just sexual slavery but also for the purpose of forced labour, forced marriage / child marriage, Organ smuggling, surrogacy Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim’s rights of movement through coercion and because of […]

Anti-Slavery

Anti-Slavery International continues to campaign for the Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill to become law, so that victims of slavery are given the time and support they need to begin their recovery and help with the prosecution of the criminals who profit from exploiting them.   Now thanks to two survivors who challenged the Home […]

HIGH TEA WITH HER SERENE HIGHNESS PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, born in South Africa, grew up in Benoni, married to Prince Albert of Monaco, has two beautiful children, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella but is still very involved in various charity organisations and events back home in South Africa. I always bought every magazine that featured Her Serene […]