Coalition should stop opposing human trafficking EU Directive | The Labour Party

Coalition should stop opposing human trafficking EU Directive | The Labour Party

The coalition government has said it will opt out of the Directive, which would improve cross border co-operation in tackling trafficking across Europe, increase support for child victims in the UK and ensure independent monitoring of government policies on human trafficking.

To mark the first ever anti slavery day (18th October 2010), Cooper is calling on the government to put its Euro – scepticism aside and take action to stop this modern day slavery.

Shadow Foreign Secretary and Minister for Women, Yvette Cooper said:

“It’s appalling that in the 21st century, slavery still exists. Many vulnerable people all around the world are still exploited and made to suffer at the hands of criminal gangs. That’s why the government must back Europe wide action against trafficking.

“By pandering to anti-European prejudices in some parts of the Conservative party, ministers are putting the safety of thousands of women and children at risk.

“If the government is serious about cracking down on human trafficking, it would be a fitting response to mark the first ever national anti-slavery day for them to drop opposition to the EU Directive now.”

via Coalition should stop opposing human trafficking EU Directive | The Labour Party.

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Chelsea-Lyn Rudder is a contributor to The Grio, the Huffington Post and the Downtown Express, the local paper for Lower Manhattan. She holds a master’s of science degree in International Relations from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs. She was appointed Executive Director of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus in 2005. A position that she maintained until the summer of 2010. Miss Rudder is a member of WNET channel 13′s Community Advisory Board and of Community Board One, the local governing body of Lower Manhattan. She received her bachelor’s degree from Pace University in Communications and Political Science in 2005. Chelsea-Lyn resides in New York City and is a native of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Chelsea-Lyn is a former Miss Teen USA delegate representing the state of Michigan. Miss Rudder has served as a spokesperson and fundraiser for The American Heart/Stroke Association, Michigan Special Olympics, SADD and Detroit’s Caribbean Cultural and Carnival Association. Follow Miss Rudder on Twitter @ChelseaLynR . Please direct media and speaking engagement requests to RequestCLR@gmail.com .
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