End Human Trafficking

End Human Trafficking By Ruth Akinradewo The United Nations defines human trafficking as: “The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of

No Room For Grooming

No Room For Grooming By Ruth Akinradewo Grooming, as defined by the NSPCC, is “when someone builds a relationship, trust and emotional connection with a child or young person so they can manipulate, exploit and abuse them.” This topic is one that has hit the headlines

Press Red On Breast Ironing

Press Red On Breast Ironing By Ruth Akinradewo Have you ever heard of breast ironing? I hadn't until four years ago. It was a coincidence really; I happened to be called onto a BBC Radio interview, and another guest was invited to talk about the horrific practice during a

End FGM

END FGM by Ruth Akinradewo Female genital mutilation, commonly referred to as FGM, is an inhuman and gender-specific abuse. It is a procedure whereby female genitalia is deliberately cut, injured, or changed and is sometimes referred to as female circumcision, which is a misnomer as it is quite different

Rape – A Violent Violation

Rape - A Violent Violation by Ruth Akinradewo This year’s global UN 16 days of activism campaign is centered explicitly on rape: by far the most ruthless of sexual violations. Rape as defined by the Metropolitan Police, "is when a person intentionally penetrates another's vagina, anus or mouth with