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
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
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
Anti-trafficking organisations unite to condemn Ukraine invasion and traffickers’ attempts to target fleeing victims. Leading non-profit groups in the fight against human trafficking say that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is feeding instability and dramatically raising the risk of human trafficking in the region. More than 50 of the world’s most influential anti-trafficking organizations and leaders… Continue reading Trafficking Risk for Ukrainian Refugees
Gordon Miller breaks an existing Guinness World Record by cycling more than 1.662km to raise awareness of modern slavery! Watch the documentary to find out more.
With the number of undocumented migrants on the rise, the EUSS deadline fast approaching and the Nationality & Borders Bill in Westminster, concerns are rising over the safety and welfare of immigrants. The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has considered some of their experiences during the COVID pandemic.
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.”
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
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
Coltsfoot is a flower that is inconspicuous in appearance, often ignored by travellers passing by. Despite the ignorance of the world, Coltsfoot still grows strong, blooming within obscurity. It wasn’t until a botanist recognised this humble flower for its remarkable scent that remains during a season when all others have faded. With the help of… Continue reading Justice Shall Be Done You