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Nationalities & Borders Bill

The anti-slavery sector has expressed concern about the inclusion of modern slavery in the Nationality and Borders Bill and the preoccupation with viewing modern slavery through an immigration lens. The new Bill will mean thousands of victims of modern slavery missing out on the support they deserve, and criminals free to exploit them further. Many… Continue reading Nationalities & Borders Bill

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Wear Black Walk Silent

Was it only ten days ago that I joined the silent caterpillar of about 80 people, mostly dressed in black and walking in single file through yummy mummy Stocksbridge, Edinburgh? Participating in this event, lasting a little over an hour, generated some enduring images and insights. I’m no Ivan Denisovich but have written about one… Continue reading Wear Black Walk Silent

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Walk for Freedom

On the 16th of October, SOHTIS in partnership with Broughton High Scool, Edinburgh, hosted A21’s 7th annual Walk for Freedom. Politicians, campaigners and faith leaders came together with abolitionists all over the world, to shine a spotlight on modern slavery and human trafficking.  Human trafficking, the buying and selling of men, women and children has… Continue reading Walk for Freedom

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#choosetochallenge

Women victims of human trafficking experience higher levels of PTSD than those fleeing from war or mass violence. #choosetochallenge exploitation.

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Faith Leaders Commit to Tackle Slavery

On Monday 29 April 2019, SOHTIS hosted a meeting of senior faith leaders across Scotland, where a commitment was made to work together with the Scottish Government and other statutory services and sectors to eradicate human traffickingand modern slavery in Scotland. Joy Gillespie, the SOHTIS Development Manager said, ‘We believe that everyone deserves to live… Continue reading Faith Leaders Commit to Tackle Slavery

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Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

His Holiness Pope Francis has sent a personal message of support and blessing to the Slavery: A Faith Based Response, Inter-Faith Seminar hosted by SOHTIS on Monday 29 April 2019 by charity.  With increasing numbers of victims of trafficking being identified in Scotland, the Seminar which was held at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, Scotland, created… Continue reading Pope Francis Blesses Anti-Trafficking Initiative

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Slavery: A Faith-Based Response

SOHTIS is delighted to be hosting senior faith leaders from across Scotland at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, today, Monday 29 April 2019 to discuss human trafficking. Slavery: A Faith-Based Response, aims to strengthen understanding and create an opportunity for faith groups to collaborate in becoming part of the solution to the eventual eradication of human… Continue reading Slavery: A Faith-Based Response

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International Women’s Day

Read all about how SOHTIS supports International Women's Day.