It has now been 12 months since the UK has had an Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, a UK-wide role with a remit to “encourage good practice in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of modern slavery offences and the identification of victims.” In that time numerous laws and bills affecting survivors of human trafficking have been… Continue reading Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Tag: empowering survivors
When we first met Jess, she was homeless and destitute. Feeling fearful, isolated and traumatised, Jess was struggling to live independently and wanted to leave the accommodation she was placed in. Jess came to Scotland when a member of her family offered her a job. On arriving, she was expected to work 24 hours a… Continue reading Jess’ Story
As SOHTIS, we’re proud to be joining 100 organisations across Scotland speaking out against the UK Government's cruel #RefugeeBanBill. If passed, it will remove the right of most people to claim asylum in the UK, no matter how great their need for refugee protection. It will slam the door on survivors of trafficking and people… Continue reading #RefugeeBanBill
When we first met Azadeh, she described life asbeing too hard and not worth living. She was completelyisolated, struggling to manage day to day activities and finding itvery difficult to live on her financial income. Azadeh described being kidnapped, having no control over what happenednext she was driven by car through various countries, eventuallyarriving in… Continue reading Azadeh’s Story
Bethany Christian Trust Welcome Centre
We work in partnership with a number of different organisations across Scotland. They are all wonderful and do amazing work in Scotland, and so we want to celebrate them and the difference those partnerships are making. We've been partnering with Bethany Christian Trust for a number of years now. Bethany work with vulnerable people in… Continue reading Bethany Christian Trust Welcome Centre
Fond Farewells & New Beginnings
At Christmas we said a fond farewell to Elyse our wonderful fundraiser. Elyse has been a crucial part of our team from the earliest days of SOHTIS. She has given visionary and given her all, helping us to build the organisation and enabling us to bring victims to safety and support survivors to rebuild their… Continue reading Fond Farewells & New Beginnings
Riding For Freedom
Gordon Miller breaks an existing Guinness World Record by cycling more than 1.662km to raise awareness of modern slavery! Watch the documentary to find out more.
We Also Want to be Safe
With the number of undocumented migrants on the rise, the EUSS deadline fast approaching and the Nationality & Borders Bill in Westminster, concerns are rising over the safety and welfare of immigrants. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has considered some of their experiences during the COVID pandemic.
We're proud to have co-signed this important statement: “We must act – in Scotland – to use the powers we have to object, to stand with our fellow human beings through practical action, and to say loudly and clearly: not in our name.”
Women victims of human trafficking experience higher levels of PTSD than those fleeing from war or mass violence. #choosetochallenge exploitation.