Many readers emailed in today to highlight the article in the Guardian based on research by the Salvation Army that:
"Men account for more than two-fifths (41%) of adult victims of human trafficking in England and Wales helped by the Salvation Army, contrary to the public perception that the crime almost exclusively affects women."
The Men's Network's Glen Poole sums it all up here with a cracking commentary about the issue and how the Salvation Army won the contract because of their commitment to hep men and women. Eaves lost out because they were just about women.
What would be good to see is that more publicity is actually made about men trafficked for their labour. This case shows what happens about men as slaves and there was never much an outcry about it. Or this from the BBC. Perhaps we will see more leadership from the government in actually speaking out about it and when they do it is in the terms of that it affects men and women. No more debates and publicity campaigns just about women being trafficked.
The Salvation Army also carry out a lot of good work with homeless men and women and also men and women made homeless due to domestic abuse. This organisation is one that just goes about meeting it objectives to help people.
Posted by Skimmington