Recording of the event from 17 July held at St. Mary’s University Twickenham to launch the research that the Modern Slavery PEC commissioned to understand the current challenges around equality, diversity and inclusion in modern slavery research and to develop recommendations to improve it.
It includes a short introduction from the lead researcher in this project Debbie Ariyo from AFRUCA Safeguarding Children, then a bit of background to our thinking behind funding this research from Izzy Templer. Then, Liz Such from Nottingham University presents the findings and recommendations from it.
Next, the Modern Slavery PEC’s Olivia Hesketh briefly presents our updated EDI Action Plan, outlining what we’ve done so far to achieve our aims from the year ago and what we’re still planning to do to make modern slavery research more equitable, diverse and inclusive.
There are also short reflections from some of the members of the research team, Liz Such, Debbie Ariyo; Habiba Aminu from the University of Sheffield and Neena Samota from St. Mary’s University Twickenham), who hosted the event.