Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

The New Slavery: Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking PosterWednesday 28th May 7.30pm
The Green House Hotel,  4 Grove Road, Bournemouth BH1 3AX

A presentation by sociologist Dr Mel Semple 

In 1807 parliament abolished the slave trade across the British Empire, but slavery in the UK is far from dead! The modern exploitation of human beings takes many forms, including prostitution, forced labour, child trafficking and domestic servitude. In Britain, the sexual exploitation of trafficked women is most visible but we also have labour exploitation including children working in cannabis farms or domestic slavery. Recently the most prevalent countries of origin were Romania, Poland, Nigeria, Vietnam and Hungary.

In this presentation, Mel Semple will be highlighting the scale of human trafficking, and outlining how we can help end this continuing abuse of human rights. Mel has undertaken academic research into this appalling crime and is well-placed to give us an authoritative account of the current situation in the UK and discuss whether the Draft Modern Slavery Bill (2013) will address the problems of trafficking.  Mel has taught sociology and social policy at Southampton University and previously worked with physically disabled young people.  She has written on Marxism, feminism, and human trafficking and is writing a book ‘The Foot Soldiers of Suffrage’, about the unsung heroes of ‘First Wave Feminism’.

“Join us to discover the disturbing truth about this continuing abuse of human rights, and learn how we can help bring it to an end”

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

(The Green House Hotel can also be accessed from Gervis Road, which is well lit and has roadside parking).

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