Be Informed, Campaigns, Events, SOHTIS team, Supporters

Walk for Freedom 2023

https://youtu.be/-kcOfV9GS8Y On the 14th of October 2023 , Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS), joined with thousands of activists all over the world to shine a spotlight on human trafficking for A21’s 9th annual Walk For Freedom. Over 60 people joined SOHTIS staff and Broughton High School as they walked through Edinburgh city centre… Continue reading Walk for Freedom 2023

Be Informed, Campaigns, Challenge Poverty Week 2023, Partnership Working

A Scotland where no one goes hungry

As the weather cools, what's your favourite meal? It's the season for roasts, stews and homely soups. However, for too many in our society warm, comforting and familiar food is only a dream. Survivors of human trafficking in Scotland are often undernourished and suffering ill health due to their inability to afford to buy or… Continue reading A Scotland where no one goes hungry

Be Informed, Campaigns, Challenge Poverty Week 2023, Partnership Working

A Scotland where we can all get to where we need to go

People are often vulnerable to becoming Victims of Human Trafficking because they just do not have enough money. This may be caused by many, many different reasons - but we know that economic instability is a big driving force in Trafficking. Today, we a calling on the Scottish Government to help birth a Scotland where… Continue reading A Scotland where we can all get to where we need to go

Be Informed, Campaigns, Challenge Poverty Week 2023, Partnership Working

A Scotland where we all have enough to live a decent and dignified life

People are often vulnerable to becoming Victims of Human Trafficking because they just do not have enough money. This may be caused by many, many different reasons - but we know that economic instability is a big driving force in Trafficking. Today, we a calling on the Scottish Government to help birth a Scotland where… Continue reading A Scotland where we all have enough to live a decent and dignified life

Be Informed, Campaigns, Challenge Poverty Week 2023, Partnership Working

A Scotland where we all have safe, secure and sustainable homes

'The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.' Maya Angelou One of the drivers of human trafficking, is the lack of safe, suitable housing. Being homeless, or living in insecure accomodation makes you a target to be recruited by perpetrators.… Continue reading A Scotland where we all have safe, secure and sustainable homes

Be Informed, Campaigns, Challenge Poverty Week 2023, Events, Partnership Working

A Scotland where we value our communities

We often say, 'it takes a community to recover a victim of trafficking'. Today, for #CPW23, the focus is on communities and volunteers. We are joining with our partners calling on the Scottish government to work with 3rd Sector organisations to help shape a Scotland where communities and volunteers are valued and prioritised. At SOHTIS,… Continue reading A Scotland where we value our communities

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