Our very own Ben Ryan, Deputy CEO to the Trust, has been featured in the The Tablet with a special message for Anti-Slavery Week.
Writing on the Public's reluctance to see clearly and with empathy on the topic of Modern Slavery, Ben had this to say:
"Modern slavery is a horror that thrives in those half-illuminated spaces at the edge of society. It is never quite true to say that it is invisible, not when so much of it is at least partially visible to those who want to see it. It can be detected in the car wash that is just a little too cheap and no one wants to ask why, or the nail bar where something feels off but no one has intervened, the brothel that is an open secret.
When companies, indeed whole industries, choose not to look too closely at their supply chains or the cost of labour, this is not because modern slavery is invisible, but because it is too often shrouded in what Pope Francis has called a “veil of indifference” in which human dignity is relegated below other concerns."
You can read the full article here on The Tablet's website.