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Italy and the Trafficking Issue

“Consider your origin – you were not born to live like brutes.”[1]   I have had a longstanding love affair with Italy, its beauty and people for many years and have been travelling there since I was four years old.  … Continue reading

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The Barbie Dichotomy

  The raising of awareness of women’s and children’s rights has always been a passion of mine, but my passion has become more focused since the birth of my daughter and the world has become, for me, a more complicated … Continue reading

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Man jailed for trafficking Nigerian girls out of UK

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, has been jailed. Anthony Harrison, 32, was sentenced to 20 years for four trafficking offences as well as two of … Continue reading

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Solar Fund – USA and India

The U.S. government (through Section 1603) provides 30% of the investment in a solar project – in cash – within 45 days of installation.  There is no maximum or minimum size of the project, nor does it matter if they … Continue reading

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Following the publication of Lord Davies’ review into women in the boardroom, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said it intends to make boardroom diversity a priority for its investigations.

  25th March 2011. In August last year the Government asked Lord Davies to investigate the reason why there were so few women at board level in the UK’s larger companies and to make recommendations to increase gender equality. Lord … Continue reading

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AN EXTREME WORLD – TRAFFICKING AND THE OPT-IN

For those who carefully consider and monitor the subject of trafficking, Ross Kemp’s Extreme World episode on trafficking[1], whilst interesting, did not provide anything new on the plight of victims and the number of women trafficked into the United Kingdom … Continue reading

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Causes of Re-Trafficking

Please read the below article on the causes of re-trafficking: 11th March 2011- Causes of Re-Trafficking

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WOMEN ON BOARDS REPORT

  Having finally read through Lord Davies’ “Women-on-Boards” report, http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-law/docs/w/11-745-women-on-boards.pdf, it was good to see that Lord Davies did not advocate specific percentage quotas but recommended that  UK listed companies in the FTSE 100 should be aiming for a minimum … Continue reading

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CITY FOCUS: Women to turn table on boards

Top companies mus t no longer skirt the issue of the glass ceiling for women, Lord Davies of Abersoch warned corporate Britain yesterday. 24th February 2011- His government-backed report on Women on Boards told the chairmen of elite FTSE 100 … Continue reading

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No board quotas for women

19 February 2011 – At a grand City dinner last year hosted by one of the UK’s biggest companies, Lord Mervyn Davies of Abersoch gave an impassioned speech about the importance of having more female directors on top corporate boards. … Continue reading

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