Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery
MODERN DAY SLAVERY IS THE:
Exploitation of Human Beings for Profit
Soroptimist International recognises that human trafficking and modern day slavery violates and impairs human rights and fundamental freedoms and continues to pose a serious challenge to humanity.
Women and girls are particularly vulnerable to trafficking and as members of Soroptimist International we work to:
Educate women and girls about human trafficking to assist in prevention efforts
Empower victims/survivors to rebuild their lives, and, where possible, to become advocates working to end all forms of modern day slavery
Enable increased victim identification in both visible and hidden settings through widespread community awareness campaigns
Members of SI Chester have been active in a number of ways.
- We have sought to educate ourselves by attending seminars and conferences on the subjects of Slavery and Trafficking
- Speakers have attended our Club Meetings
- A group of members have prepared a Power Point Presentation and are now able to offer this to other clubs and organisations within the community.
We have also been active in our community on Anti Slavery Day (18th October) and we support the Soroptimist Purple Teardrop Campaign. Through them we have lobbied our Local Authority to place ‘Help Me’ stickers in the public toilets in Chester, for the benefit of women who may be suffering from abuse and/or have been trafficked.
One of our members represents Soroptimist Clubs in Cheshire on the Cheshire Anti-Slavery Network, which further informs our work.