Founded in 2012 by Sophie, a British girl trafficked to Italy for sexual exploitation, The Sophie Hayes Foundation provides confidence and employability workshops, placements, training and education opportunities that help survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives.
The Sophie Hayes Foundation is thrilled to invite you to not attend its 7th Birthday Non-Event on 19th December 2018. Cocktail hour will not start at 5:30 and no one is going to give a speech at 7 pm. There will be no paparazzi at the door. You are kindly requested to buy a table ticket and then stay at home. Non attendance gives a survivor of trafficking the chance to build a new life. Click here for more information.
There are an estimated 40 – 46 million modern day slaves in the world today. Slavery is the act of recruiting, transporting or harbouring someone for the purpose of exploitation which can include sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour, forced marriage, organ donation, child soldiers and forced begging or forced crime.
The Global Slavery Index (2018) claims there are a total of 136,000 victims of trafficking in the UK, vastly more than the United Kingdom Government’s 2014 assessment of 13000. An increase of 17% recorded victims of human trafficking from 2015 to 2016 clearly indicates the accelerating scale of the needs of survivors. Furthermore, even when a victim has been identified and given support, it is estimated the rate of re-trafficking and exploitation is still as high as 50%. Our mission is to close this gap.
Find out more about modern day slavery and human trafficking.
Hope filled Futures through Pathways to Independence with our unique Day 46 Programme
Give the gift of Hope and Pathway for Independence to a survivor of Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery today.TEXT TO DONATE : SHFX46 £10 to 70070
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