Jonathan has over 25 years of experience in the field of child labour, specialising on child domestic work. Jonathan has been active on child labour issues since 1989, when he worked with street children in Puebla, Mexico. From 1992 to 2006 he coordinated Anti-Slavery International’s child labour programme, since then working as an independent consultant on child exploitation issues for a range of organisations. Over the years Jonathan has collaborated closely with local NGOs in Asia, Africa and Central/Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly on the situation of child domestic workers. He has undertaken research; developed policy and lobbied governments and international institutions, as well as authoring and editing a number of publications for NGOs and UN agencies. Jonathan has a degree in Sociology from the University of York, UK and a Masters in International, European and Comparative Law from Keele University, UK. He is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE), University of Hull (UK).
Jonathan is a Co-Founder and Director of Children Unite.
Helen has over 25 years experience of working in the children’s rights field, focusing on child domestic labour and the sexual exploitation of children. Helen began her career working with a movement of street children in Indonesia, then spent eight years working with children’s rights advocacy group ECPAT UK campaigning for the rights of sexually exploited children. Helen was based in Bangkok for two years, working as a consultant on the UN Study on Violence Against Children and is currently working as Oak Fellow on Children's Participation in Preventing Sexual Violence advising on a collaborative project between the University of Bedfordshire and the Oak Foundation.
Helen is Co-Founder and Trustee of Children Unite