Sam Okyere is a lecturer in Sociology at the University of Nottingham. He is primarily interested in sociological, anthropological and policy analysis of childhood, child rights, human rights, social justice, (in)equality, globalisation, migration, racism and identity.
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureChild workers speak: will anybody listen?
Child labour can’t be abolished through force. To address it, we must attend to why children work in the first place
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: OpinionGhana’s imported intolerance of LGBT+ rights
Ghana was once more tolerant of non-heteronormative behaviour, but rounds of colonisation changed that
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryThe master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house: time to rethink the Palermo protocol
The governments who championed Palermo are never going to trade law enforcement for social justice and human rights....
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and SlaveryChild workers need rights, not policing, to weather the pandemic
The development community wants to help child workers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, but unless it rethinks...
Published in: democraciaAbiertaWalk Free: ¿midiendo la esclavitud global o enmascarando la hipocresía mundial?
La fundación Walk Free dice luchar contra la «esclavitud moderna» midiendo su magnitud, pero ¿será este índice solo...
Published in: Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: FeatureWeek 4: Migrant labour and the global economy
Migrant workers aren't inherently vulnerable – our immigration systems make them that way