Be Informed

Get Equipped

As increasing numbers of vulnerable people migrate to Scotland, as financial hardship takes hold on families across our communities, as low paid labour shortage soars – the risk of human trafficking increases!  Most victims don't know they are a victim and so it is even more important that we all know how to spot the… Continue reading Get Equipped

Supporters

#Freedom #Dignity #Respect

Wow! So excited to be sharing our new tote bags! This is our latest way of spreading the word that human trafficking is happening under our noses. We believe everyone deserves to live in freedom with dignity and respect. Our vision is a Scotland where human trafficking has been eliminated and the survivors of trafficking… Continue reading #Freedom #Dignity #Respect

Events

FUNdraising to the Fore!

Anyone involved in the third (or what used to be called the voluntary) sector will know that a constant agenda item to be addressed by charities is fund raising. Fund raising is not usually much fun but, as some of the photographs below testify on this occasion the SOHTIS golf day was a big hit… Continue reading FUNdraising to the Fore!

SOHTIS team

Coming Clean

Only recently did I discover Burns took a job in the Caribbean. Even Scotland’s poetic hero benefitted from slavery.  Does this mean I want any of his statues to be torn down?  No.  You see I’m Welsh and for much of my life I blamed the English upper class for slavery, because they owned the… Continue reading Coming Clean

Campaigns

#NotInOurName

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.”

Campaigns

Nationalities & Borders Bill

The anti-slavery sector has expressed concern about the inclusion of modern slavery in the Nationality and Borders Bill and the preoccupation with viewing modern slavery through an immigration lens. The new Bill will mean thousands of victims of modern slavery missing out on the support they deserve, and criminals free to exploit them further. Many… Continue reading Nationalities & Borders Bill

Campaigns

Wear Black Walk Silent

Was it only ten days ago that I joined the silent caterpillar of about 80 people, mostly dressed in black and walking in single file through yummy mummy Stocksbridge, Edinburgh? Participating in this event, lasting a little over an hour, generated some enduring images and insights. I’m no Ivan Denisovich but have written about one… Continue reading Wear Black Walk Silent

Campaigns

Walk for Freedom

On the 16th of October, SOHTIS in partnership with Broughton High Scool, Edinburgh, hosted A21’s 7th annual Walk for Freedom. Politicians, campaigners and faith leaders came together with abolitionists all over the world, to shine a spotlight on modern slavery and human trafficking.  Human trafficking, the buying and selling of men, women and children has… Continue reading Walk for Freedom

Supporters

Lockdown = Freedom

Your LOCKDOWN can bring FREEDOM. Here is how! It’s Scotland.  It’s Spring.  It’s cold. It’s windy. It’s raining.    You want to sit on the sofa, eat stodge and keep cosy but you also want to ‘do your bit’.  Well now you can!  The Virtual Kiltwalk has announced that YOU CAN “DECIDE ON on YOUR CHALLENGE and as… Continue reading Lockdown = Freedom

Be Informed

Nose in a Book

Book Week Scotland 2020 is almost here! A wonderful week of indulgent celebrating for all of us avid readers.  As I use it as another excuse to stick my nose in a book and research my wish list of all my next reads.  I have been reflecting on some grim but essential reading I have… Continue reading Nose in a Book