Forced Marriages in Britain

According to the Guardian newspaper, over 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to the police during a three-year period. Charities believe that there are thousands more victims living in conditions of modern slavery in homes across the UK. Data from the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation recorded 3,546 reports between 2014 and 2016. However, some experts believe that this is merely the tip of the iceberg. During the same period, a UK helpline run by a different NGO received ...

Migration from Venezuela

Venezuela is experiencing the worst migration crisis in recent Latin American history. Migrants are fleeing from food shortages, hyperinflation, a collapsing economy, disease and violence. The humanitarian crisis in Venezuela has gone relatively unnoticed. According to the UNHCR 5,000 migrants are leaving every day: if this rate continues some 1.8m people, more than 5 per cent of Venezuela’s population, will depart this year. Venezuela’s implosion has been building for some time and is becoming an international disaster. For decades, Venezuela was ...

Malaysia accused of allowing poor working conditions and pay

Some workers at McDonald’s restaurants in Malaysia have claimed that they earn as little as 60p an hour and were cheated out of months of salary, according to a Guardian newspaper investigation. The workers claim that they were subjected to months – and in some cases years – of exploitation by Human Connection HR, a labour supply company contracted by McDonald’s in Malaysia to provide workers to its restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. The workers, who originate from Nepal, say they ...