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‘Migrant slavery and abuse victims need more help’

Ethnic minority women face a number of obstacles in accessing support.

By: Keerthi Mohan

by NADEEM BADSHAH PLANS to tackle domestic slavery and honour abuse are not “fit for purpose” and leave BAME victims feeling abandoned when they seek help, campaigners and academics have claimed. They have urged better training across agencies to identify and support migrants who are “controlled and blackmailed” by family members. The activists also highlighted funding cuts suffered by charities supporting ethnic minority victims and demanded better government policies and strategies nationally to tackle the issue. A recent report for the National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage highlighted the issue of domestic slavery, with victims having…

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