We are so pleased to be linking up with the following organisations. See below to find out more about their valuable work and how to support.
Sophie Hayes Foundation
The Sophie Hayes Foundation was set up and inspired by Sophie and a small team in January 2012. Her story breaks stereo-types and pre-conceptions to show a reality: this could happen to anyone. Sophie could be your sister; your daughter; your friend. Sophie could be you. Human trafficking is one of the world’s fastest growing crimes but we encourage everyone to #SeeHope; #SpeakHope; #BeHope so that we can unite and overcome!
We recently launched our brand new aftercare programme - The Day 46 Programme. Day 46 is designed to help survivors of trafficking navigate their next steps after their 45 days of statutory care. Together with organisations across London, we are collaborating to explore how we can really make a difference in the wellbeing, happiness and financial sustainability of survivors long term. We work directly with survivors of trafficking to help them build confidence, community and readiness for work. Day 46 incorporates workshops, mentoring, coaching and a bespoke experience in a voluntary work placement, apprenticeship or training programme with an employer. This is a truly different kind of learning opportunity that we believe will bring real hope to survivors in the capital. See website for more details.
The Justice Brand
The Justice Brand is a social enterprise that expands two continents - Australia and the UK. It was started by a 57-year-old woman in Australia who, whilst working full-time, wanted to make a difference in the lives of the poor, needy and defenseless. From there, a not-for-profit was started with the selling of fashion accessories at markets and women's events with 100% of profits being donated to various charities. Selling products for justice have seen over £125,000 given away to various charities and organisations.
One issue we are passionate about is that of human trafficking. We believe it shouldn't exist in the world today. We want to be a part of the solution of supporting organisations that are on the forefront of this injustice, but also to use our products to educate the public about this very issue.
Imagine a world where people purchase products that don't see the profits line the pockets of organisations or wealthy CEOs but the profits go to help those who are trapped in poverty or slavery. All it takes is for consumers to make the switch and be part of a movement that can change the world. The Justice Brand is here to be the link between the consumer and the needy.
Managing Director: Anita Riley
Tiny Hands International
Tiny Hands International is an anti-trafficking organisation that uses transit and border monitoring as our model to combat trafficking -- monitoring public transit locations where trafficking is likely to occur (border crossings, train stations, etc.) and intercepting suspected victims and traffickers with the assistance of local law enforcement. The model is data-driven and fights human trafficking by identifying and intercepting potential victims of human trafficking before they are exploited. In doing so, it relies upon established indicators of trafficking (which can vary culturally), local staff with special training, and data collected from customised human trafficking fusion center. As an anti-trafficking strategy, it provides tangible impact on the dollar, and by focusing on trafficking as it is occurring, it creates otherwise rare opportunities for engagement. See website for more details.
The Hope Foundation is an Australian charity, based in Brisbane, that comes alongside women wanting life change from addictions and or the sex industry. The founder, Bronwen Healy, is passionate about affirming women that they are loved and valued.
‘AMMA’ is an ethical textile company based in Sri Lanka, and run by Josie and Warren George in partnership with Child Action, Sri Lanka. The word 'AMMA' means mama or mother in Tamil and Sinhalese- the two languages spoken in Sri Lanka. Their aim is to tackle the high unemployment levels amongst mothers in rural villages, as they have found that many mothers are leaving their children with family or neighbors in search for work in the city or Middle East. This is not only putting themselves at risk but leaves the child vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Sri Lanka already has a rich heritage in textile and garment production, so Josie and Warren are sowing into a rich tradition to develop this ethical enterprise.
For more information, contact Josie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or follow the progress via Instagram: @amma_srilanka
UK Says No More
Hestia has partnered with NO MORE to create a leading domestic violence and sexual assault campaign. In doing so we can continue the aim of the founders to create a universal symbol that draw attention to the cause. The campaign seeks to raise awareness on issues surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault, debunking common myths, sharing vital resources and information, and engaging bystanders. For more information, please visit uksaysnomore.org and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @UKSAYSNOMORE.