Today our 100th Participant starts the Day 46 Programme!

A message from our CEO We have reached over 100 women! We started the Day 46 Programme piloting in two London safehouses in February 2016, as a group of friends at Sophie Hayes Foundation who wanted to help survivors of trafficking grow in confidence, self-belief, purpose, and employability. The first programmes were VERY steep learning curves,…

Face Trafficking and Show Heart #SophiesLoveStory #SendLove

Sophie’s Love Story* is a true story of survival from human trafficking. Sophie was a British girl, groomed for 4 years and trafficked on the streets of Italy, by a man she thought loved her. Sadly, this is not an isolated case, an estimated 13,000 people in the UK are subject to these forms of…

An Anti-Slavery Guide to Christmas Gifts: Gifts that go further

'Is your bargain more sinister than it appears?' #ModernDaySlavery The Christmas period has become synonymous with consumerism. Black Friday, Boxing Day and January sales, all with one common theme - finding the best deal. What we don’t often realise is that however good the bargain is, what you’re purchasing may be more sinister than it…

Fighting modern day slavery with… creativity?

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.…

Feeling compelled to act

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…

Five ways YOU can tackle modern-day slavery

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,…

Why is trafficking in persons a global issue?

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…