When we first met Jess, she was homeless and destitute. Feeling fearful, isolated and traumatised, Jess was struggling to live independently and wanted to leave the accommodation she was placed in. Jess came to Scotland when a member of her family offered her a job. On arriving, she was expected to work 24 hours a… Continue reading Jess’ Story
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As SOHTIS, we’re proud to be joining 100 organisations across Scotland speaking out against the UK Government's cruel #RefugeeBanBill. If passed, it will remove the right of most people to claim asylum in the UK, no matter how great their need for refugee protection. It will slam the door on survivors of trafficking and people… Continue reading #RefugeeBanBill
When we first met Azadeh, she described life asbeing too hard and not worth living. She was completelyisolated, struggling to manage day to day activities and finding itvery difficult to live on her financial income. Azadeh described being kidnapped, having no control over what happenednext she was driven by car through various countries, eventuallyarriving in… Continue reading Azadeh’s Story
Bethany Christian Trust Welcome Centre
We work in partnership with a number of different organisations across Scotland. They are all wonderful and do amazing work in Scotland, and so we want to celebrate them and the difference those partnerships are making. We've been partnering with Bethany Christian Trust for a number of years now. Bethany work with vulnerable people in… Continue reading Bethany Christian Trust Welcome Centre
Fond Farewells & New Beginnings
At Christmas we said a fond farewell to Elyse our wonderful fundraiser. Elyse has been a crucial part of our team from the earliest days of SOHTIS. She has given visionary and given her all, helping us to build the organisation and enabling us to bring victims to safety and support survivors to rebuild their… Continue reading Fond Farewells & New Beginnings
The health consequences for those subjected to trafficking can be profound and enduring given its association with physical and psychological harm. Health workers are in a unique position to respond to victims of trafficking and can play a crucial part in improving the immediate and long-term health impact on all those affected1. A review of… Continue reading
The Meeting of a Medical Student & NGO
Working with an anti-human trafficking charity in Scotland may seem unlikely choice for a medical elective and yet how insightful and productive it has been for both this University of Dundee student and for SOHTIS. Here Stephanie tells it in her own words ... AND there is more to follow as she summarises her research… Continue reading The Meeting of a Medical Student & NGO
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
#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
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!