Tag: victims

The Criminalisation of Human Trafficking Survivors

Human trafficking survivors face societal stigma when escaping the grips of their traffickers and re-entering into society. Using an objective definition of human trafficking, survivors are not recognised as victims but rather criminals themselves. Without sufficient support infrastructure, survivors are left in the open for further exploitation and abuse, where in some cases re-entering into […]

Episode 111: Norma Bastidas on Human Trafficking Survivors, Sexual Violence and Exploitation

The International Risk Podcast is a weekly podcast for senior executives, board members and risk advisors. In these podcasts, we speak with risk management specialists from around the world. Our host is Dominic Bowen, one of Europe’s leading international risk specialists. Having spent the last 20 years successfully establishing large and complex operations in the […]

Norma Bastidas

In 2014, Norma Bastidas a single-mother, a survivor of sexual violence, human trafficking and ultra athlete broke the Guinness World Record for Longest Triathlon after swimming, biking and running 3,762 miles (6,054 km) from CancĂșn, Mexico to Washington, D.C. She views this incredible athletic feat as a metaphor for the incredible trials faced every day […]