When you read the words ‘tackling modern day slavery’, what comes to mind? Perhaps you picture a safehouse; perhaps a police officer. You might associate the phrase with a number of charities, or maybe you think of bills being discussed in Parliament. But here’s a word that may not have been immediately obvious – creativity.… Read More Fighting modern day slavery with… creativity?
Charity lead Naomi Telfer will be speaking at the upcoming Women for Change event, “Tackling Modern Slavery: Raising Awareness & Supporting Survivors” on 22 September from 19.15 to 21.30. All proceeds will go to the Sophie Hayes Foundation. This post was first published on the Women for Change and the Shiva Foundation websites. I’ll never forget the… Read More Feeling compelled to act
Could you be the next addition to our team as we extend our employability and confidence programme for survivors of trafficking across the UK? Funded by the Big Lottery, this role of Day 46 Outreach Manager will build and manage our service of 1:1 coaching, employability support and long term community networks. This role plays a critical part of the… Read More Day 46 Outreach Manager – Now Recruiting
At this moment in time there are around 46 million people trapped in some form of slavery (1). 46 million people. This is equivalent to the entire population of Spain (2). We can read these figures and feel overwhelmed at the seemingly insurmountable task of ending modern day slavery and exploitation. You may be asking,… Read More Five ways YOU can tackle modern-day slavery
Today on July 30th, the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, the Sophie Hayes team pauses to acknowledge survivors of human trafficking worldwide, as well as their families and loved ones. Human trafficking is an unquestionable breach of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It happens the world over – no region is immune. According… Read More Why is trafficking in persons a global issue?
For most women in the U.K and Australia (and even more so in other parts of the world), the glass ceiling has definitely not broken. Most of us will spend time in our personal and professional lives being treated differently (and often more poorly), solely because of our gender. Women with low confidence can be… Read More Why women should support women
In Spring 2017, the Sophie Hayes Foundation, Caritas Bakhita House and TESCO Borough Community Champions developed an innovative partnership to support survivors of trafficking in employability skills. There are an estimated 13000 victims of trafficking and modern-day slavery across the UK, originating from countries such… Read More EVERY LITTLE HELPS: TESCO SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING
In Spring 2017, the Sophie Hayes Foundation, Caritas Bakhita House and TESCO Borough Community Champions developed an innovative partnership to support survivors of trafficking in employability skills. There are an estimated 13000 victims of trafficking and modern-day slavery across the UK, originating… Read More EVERY LITTLE HELPS: TESCO SUPPORTING SURVIVORS OF TRAFFICKING
We’re so excited to announce that we have recently received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to support the expansion and growth of our Day 46 Programme – which focuses on building confidence and employability in survivors of trafficking through workshops, coaching and training placements. Since we started the Day 46 Programme in February 2016,… Read More We’re Expanding – Come and Join Us!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I walked into the bright cafe to meet the Day 46 trainees, all survivors of trafficking. Though I’ve been a trainer and facilitator for many years, I noticed I was nervous. This was different. Smaller, closer, more real. And I’d not worked with women who’d been trafficked… Read More We all became learners