Be Informed, Campaigns, Events, SOHTIS team, Supporters

Walk for Freedom 2023 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

Client stories

Jess’ Story

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

Be Informed, Campaigns


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

Client stories

Azadeh’s Story

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

Partnership Working

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

SOHTIS team, Supporters

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

Research, SOHTIS team

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