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The streets are empty, the shops are closed, the sound of quiet.  Nothing seems normal at present; social distancing is the new norm.  Where are the car wash workers?  Where are the nail bar workers?  Where are the women and men trapped in sex slavery?  Where are those being forced to cultivate drugs? Life may… Continue reading

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Women & Exploitation

Today is a global celebration of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. International Women’s Day was established in the 1900’s in the wake of growing women’s movements in Europe and the United States that demanded broader voting rights, better pay and shorter working hours. The United Nations officially recognised International Women’s Day in… Continue reading Women & Exploitation

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The Social Injustice that is Human Trafficking

Today on World Social Justice Day and every day of the year, SOHTIS is committed to ‘Closing the Inequalities Gap’ which lead to human trafficking. Social justice is described as equal access to wealth, opportunities and privileges within society. SOHTIS advocates for social justice, as its counterpart- social injustice in the form of poverty, unemployment… Continue reading The Social Injustice that is Human Trafficking

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Igniting Hope

Igniting Hope Kirsty Allan is the newest addition to the SOHTIS Team we are delighted to welcome her.  We asked Kirsty about her involvement in anti-trafficking work and her vision for this new Scottish role. We asked Kirsty Share a little bit of your experience being involved in anti-trafficking work? I have had the most… Continue reading Igniting Hope

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'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

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“Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”

“Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”! Continuing our blog series we introduce key members of the SOHTIS team and are inspired by their contribution to anti-human trafficking work. Hazel is a retired professor of Nursing, has been involved in anti-trafficking work on a voluntary basis for many years.  She sits on our SOHTIS Advisory… Continue reading “Wee Short Legs that are Quite Old”