I felt a pang of nerves entering into that comfortable, homely lounge tucked snugly into the confines of a London safe house. My nervousness seemed incongruent with the unthreatening environment. Would I be able to handle what I heard and saw? The brokenness, the pain, the trauma? Would I be able to help these women… Read More There is always a solution
Hello! Story telling is important. Throughout history, storytelling has always been a vital part of communication, especially a story that really means something and makes a difference, one that challenges and inspires us. In the days leading up to Anti-Slavery Day, we are posting a series of true stories on our blog space which are… Read More Trafficked: the story
I’ll never forget the first time I met a survivor of trafficking in the UK. I was pretty nervous, trying hard not to show it. Although I’d worked in a safe house in Asia, when you’re on home turf it’s different somehow. There are so many numbers and statistics at play around modern-day slavery. Sometimes… Read More Why we’re fighting human trafficking
We each have our own definition of what is helpful. To me, helpful means something that is easy to understand, provides new information and is relevant to my world. Over the last few years I’ve read quite a few books on human trafficking and modern slavery – here’s a few of the most helpful. Siddharth… Read More The most helpful ‘research’ books I’ve read on human trafficking and modern slavery
This is the story of a girl who was brave enough to share her journey by penning thoughts and words on a page. What once was broken and hurt became beautiful by a simple journey of healing, loving, and dreaming again. These very words are straight from her.
‘Collaboration isn’t about giving up our individuality; it’s about realising our greater potential.’ Joseph Rain We’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with Bramber Bakehouse http://www.bramberbakehouse.co.uk to deliver Day 46. Here is a brief excerpt from the Bramber website: ‘Central to our philosophy is a passion to see women who have been exploited set free.… Read More We’re Collaborating!
The term “ethical fashion” has circulated conversations amongst conscious consumers and fashion designers. Its purpose is to create opportunity for economically marginalized people in developing nations, alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable development. It promotes fair price for fair wages. Fair trade factories aren’t full of over-worked and underpaid men, women and children. With more awareness… Read More The Ethical Fashion Conversation
This blog post is the first in a series of research-focused, evidence-based posts about modern slavery. We recognise the vast amount of high-quality research available and seek to direct readers to it through a quick, easy to read format. The Global Slavery Index (GSI), Part of the Walk Free Foundation, is a country-by-country map of… Read More The Global Slavery Index 2016: How is a hidden crime measured?
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, affecting every nation and city. It is always close to home. According to the UK Government’s Modern Slavery Strategy; ‘Modern slavery is a complex crime that takes a number of different forms. It encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. Victims may be sexually exploited, forced… Read More MODERN SLAVERY: THE UK AT A GLANCE
Hello and welcome to our new project – the Sophie Hayes Foundation blog! We’re very excited to be starting this new venture – a space to empower Survivors of trafficking, giving them an opportunity to share, their views, their experience. A space where we can explore the realities of trafficking, both globally but sometimes specifically… Read More A LITTLE INTRODUCTION…