Operation Fort remains the largest case of modern slavery ever tried in the UK, and today's guest was right at the heart of it. We're joined by Detective Chief Inspector from West Midlands Police, Nick Dale!
As the lead investigator for Operation Fort, Nick may well have more first-hand experience of fighting modern slavery than anyone else in the UK. He sits down with Eugenie and Jules to discuss the inner workings of Operation Fort, how his team helped numerous victims across the country, and the telltale signs of modern slavery in our everyday lives.
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8. Amanda Nguyen32:03Our guest today has quite the CV. Amanda Nguyen is a civil rights activist who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, voted as a TIME Women of the Year and has ambitions of becoming an astronaut. She is one incredible woman!Amanda talks to us about how her Vietnamese background made her all too aware of the realities of human trafficking and what can be done to fight this issue. Plus, Amanda talks us through how she founded Rise, the nonprofit that fights for the civil rights of sexual violence survivors, after her own horrific experience and her inspirational work in the US government.For more information, visit our website or click the links below:Amanda Nguyen Is Fighting for Sexual Assault Survivor Rights All Around the WorldRiseRise's #StopAsianHate campaignActivist Amanda Nguyen Is Telling a Different Story About Sexual Assault Through Clothes
7. Efe Obada25:45Today we’re joined by a sporting superstar who has proven that people can achieve anything, even out of brutal hardships.Efe Obada is a tough-tackling defensive end in the NFL, and one of few Brits playing in the league. But his journey began when he was trafficked to the U.K. at just ten years old and left homeless, before spending the next decade in the foster care system.He talks to us about the hardship he’s suffered and how he’s become a symbol of hope for millions around the world, proving that nobody is solely defined by the things that happen to them.We spoke to Efe before the start of the 2023 NFL season.For more information, visit our website or click the links below:Efe's interview with Donald McRaeNFL Africa program
6. Karen Anstiss38:33Joining us today is a woman with more experience in dealing with survivors of modern slavery than most.After working with traumatised victims of crime across three decades in the Metropolitan Police, Karen now helps to run Bakhita House – a safe house that takes a holistic approach to caring for female survivors of modern slavery. Karen chats to us about how her work in the police informs her approach today, the need for greater governmental support and how Bakhita House always makes it about the survivors themselves, not their trauma.For more information, visit our website or click the links below:Caritas Bakhita HouseThe Salvation ArmyIndependent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
5. Zach Filkins and Molly Hodson44:11Joining us today are two people whose passion for fighting modern slavery is awe-inspiring. We’re delighted to be joined by Zach Filkins, from the world-famous band OneRepublic, and International Justice Mission’s Molly Hodson!OneRepublic have used their huge platform to champion the fight against modern slavery and particularly the work of IJM, who have been at the forefront of activism against human trafficking for over 25 years. Zach and Molly chat to us about how their partnership came to be, how more famous people can utilise their platform for good, and how they’ve come across so many inspiring stories of hope while speaking to those affected by this crisis.For more information, visit our website or click the links below:IJM website IJM Scale of Harm 2023OneRepublic Joins IJM in the Fight to End Modern-Day SlaveryWhy OneRepublic Is Working Hard to Make Sure Everyone Can Live a ‘Good Life’OneRepublic Good Life Foundation
4. Ambassador Cindy Dyer38:39Today, we're delighted to be joined by Ambassador Cindy Dyer, who serves as Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons in President Joe Biden's administration.Cindy talks to us about methods the US government is implementing to provide greater protection to survivors of trafficking and how she's interacted with survivors personally. Plus, we talk about how efforts at the local level are just as important as state and international legislation. For more info, visit our website or click the links below:Cindy Dyer BiographyCindy Dyer Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe speech2023 Trafficking in Persons Report
3. Rose Hudson-Wilkin37:14Joining us today is the wonderful Rose Hudson-Wilkin. Rose became the first black woman to become a bishop in the Church of England, and has since held positions as the Queen's Chaplain and the Speaker's Chaplain. She joined us for an uplifting conversation about how the church supports survivors of trafficking as part of its role in the community, extending that same kindness to everyone around her and how important it is to speak out if you think something might be wrong, regardless of any potential fear or embarrassment. For more info, visit our website or click the links below:The Diocese of CanterburyBishop of Dover Pledges to Raise Awareness of Modern SlaveryThe Role of the Church in Fighting Modern Slavery
2. James Bartle33:46The fashion industry is one of world’s largest consumer economies. But, unfortunately, it has become inextricably linked with the prevalence of modern slavery and lack of environmental sustainability. Today’s guest is hoping to change that for the better.James Bartle is the founder and CEO of Outland Denim, an ethical fashion company that works with survivors of human trafficking to provide them sustainable means of work, helping them to to rebuild their lives. He talks to us about seeing trafficking firsthand, how Outland treats its employees with dignity and respect, and what the global fashion industry still needs to address amidst the fight against modern slavery. For more info, visit our website or click the links below:Outland DenimUnseen: Modern Slavery in FashionWalk Free: Beyond Compliance in the Garment Industry
1. Theresa May37:59Joining us for the first episode of our new season is the Rt Hon Theresa May, the former British Prime Minister who has dedicated much of her political career to fighting modern slavery in the UK and overseas.She welcomed us to her parliamentary offices to talk about how she first became aware of modern slavery, her vital role in the passing of the Modern Slavery Act in 2015 and just how important cooperation is in fighting this global epidemic - across communities, businesses and borders.For more info, visit our website or click the links below:Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human TraffickingThe 2015 Modern Slavery ActTheresa May’s websiteDefeating modern slavery: article by Theresa May
Bonus: Modern Slavery Explained07:27Ahead of the launch of Season Two, here is a quick explainer about modern slavery, some of the terminology involved and how it's become such a prevalent issue in the modern world. Plus, we also touch on how The Anti-Slavery Collective came to be.Join us tomorrow for the first episode of our new season, where we'll be speaking to former British Prime Minister, Theresa May. For more info, visit our website or click the links below. Modern Slavery Act 2015Modern Slavery HelplineModern Slavery FootprintThe Independent Anti Slavery CommissionerWalk Free's 'Global Slavery Index'