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About Runa Lazzarino

Dr Runa Lazzarino started investigating post-trafficking life in 2010. She is currently a research fellow at the University of Nottingham on a project on post-slavery mental health. Previously, she was visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at UCL. Runa is supervising an intervention in Mumbai which provides a group of shelterised trafficking survivors marketable and creative skills, assessing their impact on the beneficiaries’ wellbeing.

Articles by Runa Lazzarino

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Freeloaders, blackmailers and lost souls: rescued sex trafficking survivors in the hands of the assistance

Women rescued from traumatic experiences need empathy and emotional support. Too often, what they receive instead is moralising judgement and a lack of care.

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