Tackling Modern Day Slavery
This special initiative was created in 2007 to mark the bicentenary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Through it, Trust for London is funding five organisations tackling forms of 'modern day slavery', including people trafficking. Each organisation has a particular area of expertise whether it be adults, children, domestic workers or women in sexual exploitation.
To strengthen the voluntary sector in improving the position of people vulnerable to exploitation in the UK.
- To increase the capacity of the voluntary sector to campaign on issues of contemporary slavery including trafficking.
- To enhance sustainable support services for trafficked and other exploited people.
- To strengthen the multi-lateral links between charities tackling different forms of 'modern day slavery'
- To share the learning arising from the charities' work, especially where there are links across sectors and client groups.
2007 - 2010.
The total invested in this special initiative is almost £600,000 including grants to:
Anti-Slavery International - £110,000 over three years towards policy and campaigning work on trafficking, especially of adults for forced labour.
Eaves - £148,000 over three years to employ an Exiting Prostitution Development Officer to research and develop strategies for women who wish to leave prostitution
ECPAT UK - £107,000 over three years to employ a campaigns officer to strengthen its campaigning on the trafficking of children
Kalayaan - £93,700 over three years towards the costs of the Community Support Worker , supporting work with migrant domestic workers
Women and Girls Network - £66,000 over three years to maintain and develop the Butterfly Project, the trafficked women's counselling and support service.
In addition, in 2009 Trustees agreed a one-year grant of £48,000 for the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Project to gather, analyse and report on evidence about the UK's implementation of its new obligations under the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. The project includes four organisations from our initiative and is hosted by Anti-Slavery International. Matched funding had been secured from Comic Relief.