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Preventing the Trafficking of Domestic Workers on Temporary Foreign Worker Visas

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Anti-Trafficking Education from Workers and Movements for Rights and Justice

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Humanities Series: Safety, Security and Human Rights of Migrants

Virtual Launch of U.S. Department of Labor International Child Labor Report | Presentación virtual del informe del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos sobre el trabajo infantil

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Women and the Abolition Movement: Understanding the Impact of Mass Incarceration, Involuntary Servitude and Organized Resistance from a Woman’s Eyes

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2021 Human Trafficking Summit

The Real Faces of Modern Slavery: Unmasking the Truth Exhibition

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A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

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Examining a Public Health Approach to Modern Slavery

Tainted clothes: Human rights in the garment sector? (Day 1)

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Tainted clothes: Human rights in the garment sector? (Day 2)

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Walk for Freedom

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The Clewer Initiative: The Church of England’s National Online Anti-Slavery Day Service

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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking of Africans; When will it stop?

Anti-Slavery Day Awards Ceremony 2021

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At the Margins: The Sex Trafficking of LGBTQ+ Virtual Training

Slavery-Free Communities: Book Launch

Explore Hosting with Hope at Home

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The Impact of the Nationality and Borders Bill on Modern Slavery in the UK

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Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers

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Justice in Fashion: Runway Fundraiser

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Preventing the Trafficking of Domestic Workers on Temporary Foreign Worker Visas

Domestic workers employed through the J-1, A-3, and G-5 visa programs are often vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Join survivors and advocates from the Human Trafficking Legal Center and the National Domestic Workers Alliance to learn what policymakers can do to prevent the trafficking of migrant workers.

Global Modern Slavery Directory – Relaunch!

Since its launch in October 2014, the Global Modern Slavery Directory (GMSD) has grown tremendously - adding over 2,700 anti-trafficking organizations and agencies in 200 countries and helping over 141,000 visitors to the site find much needed resources. Thanks to a generous grant by the Carlson Foundation, Polaris has been able to give the GMSD […]

Anti-Trafficking Education from Workers and Movements for Rights and Justice

The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in the sites for anti-trafficking education and the range of educators who shape how the public and institutions understand and respond to human trafficking. Thus, there is a need to analyse the formalised and informalised practices that facilitate teaching and learning about trafficking. At its worst, anti-trafficking […]

Humanities Series: Safety, Security and Human Rights of Migrants

Australia has international obligations to ensure that migrants’ human rights are respected and protected, yet many migrants are excluded from legal protections, exploited and abused. Migration status, particularly when linked to temporariness and dependency, operates as a powerful axis of disadvantage, limiting migrants’ agency and access to effective protection. A Monash University study found that […]

Virtual Launch of U.S. Department of Labor International Child Labor Report | Presentación virtual del informe del Departamento de Trabajo de los Estados Unidos sobre el trabajo infantil

The U.S. Department of Labor cordially invites you to participate in our virtual launch of the Department’s Twentieth Edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor. The report covers 131 countries and provides a comprehensive view of the scope and nature of child labor, in addition to recommendations on how to eradicate […]

Women and the Abolition Movement: Understanding the Impact of Mass Incarceration, Involuntary Servitude and Organized Resistance from a Woman’s Eyes

Featuring: Kelly Savage-Rodriguez is the California Coalition of Women Prisoners (CCWP) new DROP LWOP Coordinator. She was incarcerated for 23 years until Governor Brown commuted her Life Without Parole sentence in December, 2017, and was finally released on parole in November, 2018. As a domestic violence survivor, Kelly was forced to experience the similarities and […]

2021 Human Trafficking Summit

Along with the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking and its partners, Attorney General Ashley Moody is pleased to announce the 2021 Human Trafficking Summit will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. Florida’s Human Trafficking Summit brings together local, state, and national leaders working to eradicate all forms of trafficking. Breakout sessions include recent […]

The Real Faces of Modern Slavery: Unmasking the Truth Exhibition

A journey through the compelling stories of survivors identified and supported within our surrounding area, with visual and audio content depicting their experiences past and present and their future aspirations as they start to attempt to rebuild their lives. An educational experience with an insight into Modern Slavery with factual information, dispelling the common myths. […]

A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CONTEMPORARY SLAVERY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change poses an immediate and existential threat to many of the most marginalised communities on the planet. In many parts of the world, the impacts of this global emergency are being felt right now in the form of both sudden-onset disasters and slow-onset events. The combination of these impacts with ongoing deforestation, pollution and […]

The Diversity and Complexity of Child Marriage

Please join us on 12 October for a webinar with the Child Marriage Learning Partners Consortium, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this webinar, we will share the latest evidence and resources on child marriage from the Consortium’s work, and discuss how these findings can support advocacy, programming, and further research into […]

2021 National Labor Trafficking Conference

Conference Objectives: • Increase capacity of organizations to address labor trafficking • Address trends specific to labor trafficking • Highlight and problem-solve challenges related to labor trafficking Conference Workshops include: • 6 Workshop Tracks: Community Response, Typologies, Data and Research, Innovative Approaches, Capacity-Building in Services, Legal Strategies / Criminal Justice Response • Typologies: Begging Crews, […]

2021 National Labor Trafficking Conference

Conference Objectives: • Increase capacity of organizations to address labor trafficking • Address trends specific to labor trafficking • Highlight and problem-solve challenges related to labor trafficking Conference Workshops include: • 6 Workshop Tracks: Community Response, Typologies, Data and Research, Innovative Approaches, Capacity-Building in Services, Legal Strategies / Criminal Justice Response • Typologies: Begging Crews, […]

Examining a Public Health Approach to Modern Slavery

This year to mark Anti-Slavery Day, the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Violence Reduction Unit and the West Midlands Anti-Slavery Network have come together to host a collaborative conference which will examine the case for a public health approach to modern slavery seeking to identify with partners such as yourselves the key components that are […]

Tainted clothes: Human rights in the garment sector? (Day 1)

Which human rights are at stake in the garment sector? The textile sector provides employment to millions of workers worldwide, a large majority of whom are women, and remains a labour-intensive industry. The distinction between other human rights issues and labour rights abuses was often not particularly clear-cut; indeed almost every allegation involved the workplace […]

2021 National Labor Trafficking Conference

Conference Objectives: • Increase capacity of organizations to address labor trafficking • Address trends specific to labor trafficking • Highlight and problem-solve challenges related to labor trafficking Conference Workshops include: • 6 Workshop Tracks: Community Response, Typologies, Data and Research, Innovative Approaches, Capacity-Building in Services, Legal Strategies / Criminal Justice Response • Typologies: Begging Crews, […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Tainted clothes: Human rights in the garment sector? (Day 2)

Which human rights are at stake in the garment sector? The textile sector provides employment to millions of workers worldwide, a large majority of whom are women, and remains a labour-intensive industry. The distinction between other human rights issues and labour rights abuses was often not particularly clear-cut; indeed almost every allegation involved the workplace […]

Anti-racism in the anti-trafficking space

Systemic racism is pervasive in society and the anti-trafficking sector is just as affected. To mark UK Anti-Slavery Day, Freedom United invites our global community to take part in a discussion on how the anti-trafficking space can move to being actively anti-racist and why this is such a crucial shift if anti-trafficking efforts are to […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Walk for Freedom

‘Walk For Freedom’ is A21's annual global awareness day, where the everyday ordinary individual can join hundreds of others in a public stand against modern slavey. The issue of modern slavery is so widespread, even though people wish to get involved in the fight, they often don’t know how to or where to start. This […]

The Amies Freedom Choir at Holy Cross Church

The award-winning Amies Freedom Choir is an ensemble for female survivors of human trafficking to come together and sing. Directed by Adwoa Dickson with co-musical director Anna Samant, the choir meets weekly to sing, create, perform and make recordings. We focus on learning through singing; skills such as teamwork and confidence, in a supportive environment. […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

The Clewer Initiative: The Church of England’s National Online Anti-Slavery Day Service

The Clewer Initiative is co-ordinating The Church of England’s national online service to mark Anti-Slavery Day. You can watch the service by signing up here or visiting the Church of England’s Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. There is a range of shareable resources on our new website resources including awareness raising materials, training packages and prayers […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking of Africans; When will it stop?

An expert dialogue on policies, implementations and the dynamics of modern slavery and human across Africa. As the world commemorates International Anti Slavery Day, The UK BME Anti Slavery Network (BASNET) will hold this Policy Diplomatic Dialogue to bring together government representatives from the African Union, North Africa (Ethiopia),East Africa (Kenya) and West Africa (Nigeria […]

Anti-Slavery Day Bi-borough Strategy Launch

To mark Anti-Slavery Day 2021, join the launch of Kensington and Chelsea Council and Westminster City Council's Bi-borough strategy 'Ending Modern Slavery: Our Strategy for a Coordinated Community Response 2021-2026'. At this event we will look at our new strategy, the local picture of modern slavery and hear examples of some of our key partner's […]

Anti-Slavery Day Awards Ceremony 2021

This year we are taking the awards online. Open to everyone in the sector, the Anti-Slavery Day Awards 2021 will celebrate the incredible of work of organisations and individuals going above and beyond in the fight against Modern Slavery and will recognise the important role played by the media in raising awareness of the issue. […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

At the Margins: The Sex Trafficking of LGBTQ+ Virtual Training

LGBTQ+ youth are victimized by sex trafficking at a rate that is likely disproportionately greater than their non-LGBTQ+ peers. Yet, they face a lack of culturally competent services that are safe for them. Let’s change that! Drawing on our common values of promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all youth, this workshop addresses how […]

Slavery-Free Communities: Book Launch

With contributions from practitioners and theologians, the launch event will overview the new publication. This will include listening to survivors stories and emerging theologies, wider faith responses and prayers. A panel discussion will ensue. Contributors include: Major Kathy Betteridge, Revd Dr Myra Blyth, Revd Dr Marion Carson, Prof Paul Fiddes, Josh Findlay, Major Heather Grinsted, […]

Explore Hosting with Hope at Home

Do you want to put your spare room to good use? Hope at Home can train and support you to welcome a survivor of slavery into your home! We operate a UK-wide hosting scheme specifically for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking. This very informal session will provide information about how our scheme works, […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

The Impact of the Nationality and Borders Bill on Modern Slavery in the UK

To mark Anti-Slavery Day in 2021,IOM UK invites you to this online panel discussion that will explore the impact of the Nationality and Borders (NAB) Bill on the UK’s response to modern slavery. The NAB Bill is a high-profile and major part of the UK government’s legislative agenda and this panel discussion will enable a […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

Enfield’s Anti-Slavery Day Mini Conference 2021

The second virtual Enfield Modern Slavery Mini Conference is for staff and partners to hear presentations delivered by various guest speakers from Police, ECPAT, Medaille Trust, Women’s Aid, Hestia, Hope For Justice and The Human Trafficking Foundation. Full agenda here.

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

(In)Visible – online play about Modern Slavery

(In)Visible was written in collaboration with the charity, Croydon Community Against Trafficking and was aimed to highlight Modern Slavery in all of it's forms and to make people aware of the warning signs. We follow the ordeals of; Chrissie - a British au pair who is subjected to domestic servitude when she agrees to work […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Art is Freedom

Art is Freedom is Hestia’s annual art and photography exhibition, featuring work created by survivors of modern slavery. Each year, the exhibition marks Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October. Returning for the fourth year running, Art is Freedom enables participants to creatively express themselves and their story around the theme of hope. This year we worked with […]

Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and their Impact on Migrant Sex Workers

Join us as we present the findings of an evidence-based research report which maps the tangled web of Canadian anti-trafficking laws and policies, and investigates their impact on migrant sex workers. Speakers are Elene Lam, executive director of Butterfly, Sandra Ka Hon Chu, co-executive director, HIV Legal Network, Vincent Wong, PhD candidate, Osgoode Hall Law […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

UK Anti-Slavery Day 2021

UK Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, is a chance to raise awareness of Modern Slavery, highlight the important work being done by NGOs and statutory authorities, and focus attention on areas of policy and practice where improvements still need to be made. The Human Trafficking Foundation have complied a calendar of Anti-Slavery Day Events which can […]

Justice in Fashion: Runway Fundraiser

Fashion shouldn’t cost the earth. Fashion should be about feeling good, being creative, self-expression and self-love! So, don your (sustainable!) glad rags and join Poplar Union in partnership with sustainable fashion CIC, Justice in Fashion and local artist and designer, Lyn Gerald, for a night of fashion, food, cocktails and maybe even a raffle with […]

After SESTA/FOSTA how is the sex industry coping?

There was a study on the effects of S.3165 (known as SESTA/FOSTA) on the sex worker industry: A community report by Danielle Blunt and Ariel Wolf (of Hacking//Hustling), advised by Naomi Lauren (of Whose Corner Is It Anyway.) A law that was supposed to make sex trafficking an enforcement priority, instead has put legal consenting […]

Silenced Histories: Scotland and the Caribbean

In his new book, Slaves and Highlanders, David Alston presents a major contribution to the debate on reparation by reappraising Scots involvement and complicity in the slave trade. He explores the prominent role of Highland Scots in exploitation of enslaved Africans and their descendants in the cotton, sugar and coffee plantations of the 18th and […]