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We Move Summit- Race Equality and Migrants Summit

September 4 @ 12:00 am 12:30 am

The triple issue of race equality, diversity and inclusion in the modern slavery and human trafficking sector has been of concern for some time. Certainly at BASNET, this was the raison d’etre for our initial set up by the charity AFRUCA in 2019. This was based on the recognition that many communities who bear the impact of human trafficking and modern slavery in different parts of the country are often marginalised and excluded in efforts to address the problem. Even worse, very few numbers of Black and Minority Ethnic led charities are seen round the policy and decision-making tables, giving the impression that, overall, these communities are totally irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. There are practices within the sector that convey the message that race equality, diversity and inclusion are unimportant in relation to service provision, staffing and the composition of the range of charities and organisations working to meet the needs of victims and survivors.

This session will explore the issues, recommendations and indicators of progress as shared in the BASNET Action Plan. This will be followed by a survivor led conversation on the need for cultural intelligence in service design, delivery and effective survivor engagement in fighting modern slavery.

Venue: Business School Esther Simpson LT (1.01)