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Modern slavery abolitionist wins Inspirational Women Award

Professor Zoe Trodd, Director of the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab, has won a Notts Inspirational Women Award. Zoe was nominated by colleagues at the University for her outstanding leadership of the Rights Lab and the transformative impact of her work to eradicate modern slavery. Professor Trodd received her award at a ceremony at Nottingham …

British Science Association Media Fellowships 2019 – applications for UoN placement open 11 March

For the fifth year running the University of Nottingham is funding a place on the British Science Association’s (BSA) Media Fellow Scheme. All the details are here. What the experts say “The beauty of this scheme is that it is not trying to ‘turn’ scientists into journalists.  But instead it is trying and succeeding in …

The Rights Lab welcomes a royal visitor

Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York has visited experts in modern slavery at the University of Nottingham’s Rights Lab. The Princess spent several hours with the team in the Rights Lab hearing about the work they are doing to help end modern slavery. HRH Princess Eugenie said: “It was fantastic to meet the incredible …

Slavery experts host unique screening of The Crossing

Experts from the Rights Lab  will host a special screening of Dr. Shreepali Patel’s The Crossing on the 31 January at BackLit art Gallery. The Crossing explores the story of a young girl who is manipulated through the “lover-boy technique”, and is subsequently trafficked for sex across Europe. Dr Patel’s aim was to begin the film with …

Working together to tackle modern slavery

Victim and survivor care is an area which needs urgent improvement in the fight against modern slavery, say frontline staff working with perpetrators and survivors. This is just one of the findings from a series of workshops which brought together local agencies to help them better understand how they can fight modern slavery in their …

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE is made an Honorary Professor

Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE has accepted an Honorary Professorship with the Rights Lab and the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. Baroness Young is an author, former actress and member of the House of Lords. In 2004 she was appointed an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords …

Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices with the Maasai Cricket Warriors

Members of the public are invited to learn more about how modern slavery is impacting their own communities in Nottingham. ‘Modern Day Slavery and Survivor Voices’, is a day-long event being held at the Holy Trinity Church in Lenton in Nottingham on 22 August from 9.10am- 3pm. The event is part of the famous Maasai …

2018 Global Slavery Index launches at the United Nations Headquarters

A team from the University of Nottingham has worked on the government response assessment for the new edition of the Global Slavery Index, which was launched today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Produced by the Walk Free Foundation, the Global Slavery Index provides data for measuring progress on achieving the United Nations’ …

How is the UK tackling the dirty world of the hand car wash?

Dr Akilah Jardine, a Research Associate in the Rights Lab, is carrying out research into hand car washes (HSWs). This type of set-up has attracted a lot of attention in the UK over recent months as investigations by law enforcement bodies have unearthed numerous labour, employment, health and safety, and environment violations. Here, Dr Jardine …

Help us understand anti-slavery activity across the UK

A short online survey has been launched to better understand the work being done by UK anti-slavery and anti-trafficking civil society organisations. The survey is part of a new report by the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham. The report will review current anti-slavery NGO and voluntary sector activity across the UK, and is …