'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!
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
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”
SOHTIS is delighted to be hosting senior faith leaders from across Scotland at Dundas Castle, South Queensferry, today, Monday 29 April 2019 to discuss human trafficking. Slavery: A Faith-Based Response, aims to strengthen understanding and create an opportunity for faith groups to collaborate in becoming part of the solution to the eventual eradication of human… Continue reading Slavery: A Faith-Based Response
The Co-founder of SOHTIS Brigadier Paul Harkness, gives an insight into what inspired him to become involved in anti-human trafficking work.
Read all about how SOHTIS supports International Women's Day.
SOHTIS have been chosen as the Scottish nominated charity of the Tumbling Lassie for 2019.