'When Work Doesn't Pay' explores how perpetrators of labour exploitation in Scotland use online platforms to recruit.
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
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
'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!
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
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
“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”