'I‘ve done some volunteering for International Justice Mission (IJM) over the years, (awareness raising, fundraising, supporting their events) which increased my understanding of modern-day slavery abroad. But it was when I met Joy Gillespie, Development Manager with SOHTIS at an IJM event, that my eyes began to open to the slavery going on right here… Continue reading
On Anti-Slavery Day, take three minutes to watch our video and find out more about human trafficking! It's closer than you think!
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
In tribute to the Tumbling Lassie, Prestonfield House has specially crafted '1687' a unique and beautiful cocktail. The Tumbling Lassie was a victim of slavery in Edinburgh in 1687, her story lives on, as sadly does slavery, which is considered by many to be the greatest human rights issue of our time. Her story is… Continue reading ‘1687’
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