The ‘Slavery Inc’ debate between Helen Bamber and Mexican journalist and campaigner Lydia Cacho last week drew audiences from the UK and beyond.
Guests were enthralled by the insights Helen and Lydia were able to share on human trafficking. The English PEN venue sold out well in advance. Audience members included human rights campaigner Lady Antonia Fraser, poet Ruth Padel, and Bertha Navarro, producer of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth. The event raised much needed funds for our Foundation’s work with survivors of gross human rights violations.
‘With the contraction of the economy, both Cacho and Bamber advocate a re-evaluation of a capitalist system, which at its most basic level deals in the buying and selling of human beings. “Property breeds corruption.” Bamber asserts, and with that unswerving eye fixed on the psychotherapist, Cacho nods in agreement.’