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Saying No to Slavery in Scotland

On Anti-Slavery Day, take three minutes to watch our video and find out more about human trafficking! It's closer than you think!

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Hiring – Senior Philanthropy Officer

Human trafficking is said to be the greatest human rights issue of our time and is much closer than what most of think.  It is hidden in plain sight and has been identified in every local authority in Scotland.  We believe that everyone deserves to live in freedom with dignity and respect. This new role… Continue reading Hiring – Senior Philanthropy Officer

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Selling Out to Slavery

How many slaves work for you? 400 years ago, global trade depended on transatlantic slavery. Modern Slavery is an ethical epidemic in the 21st-century world too, and it is part of our everyday lives. In Scotland, the greatest number of victims of human trafficking are in forced labour. Our shopping habits and the lack of… Continue reading Selling Out to Slavery

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Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

The Tumbling Lassie is a heart-warming story of the rescue of a young girl from slavery in Edinburgh in 1687.  Despite the Judge in this particular case being recorded as saying, ‘we have no slaves in Scotland’, slavery is still very much present in Edinburgh and across Scotland in 2019.  In fact slavery is now… Continue reading Announcing the Largest Anti-Slavery Event in Scotland

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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 committment 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