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About Halliki Voolma

Halliki Voolma directs a national social impact programme ‘Action-Metre’ in Estonia and was awarded her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2016, where she was a Gates Scholar at the Centre for Gender Studies.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Escaping domestic violence: ‘according to the law, you are not here’

Many women survivors of violence in Europe cannot access support services because of their migration status. The right to live free from violence should be based on presence in a territory not legal status.  

UK: Will proposed legislation mean deporting trafficking victims ?

As young girls, Saima and Linda were trafficked from Zimbabwe to London. It took them ten years to escape from forced prostitution and child labour. Yet Saima is exactly the kind of 'foreign criminal' the proposed UK Immigration Bill aims to deport. Is this what we want? 

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