“Charitable activity is a key part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme and, while important all year round, it is particularly relevant at this time of giving. There are many good causes but for Christmas 2019 we have chosen to work with Anti-Slavery International. Modern Slavery is a hugely important issue, recognised by our staff and our customers. As the oldest international human rights organisation, we are proud to be associated with Anti-Slavery International .”
Christmas is all about giving and, this year, we’re partnering with Anti-Slavery International, the world’s oldest international human rights organisation. An estimated 40.3 million people are living in modern slavery worldwide. Founded in 1839, Anti-Slavery International is the charity working to eradicate all forms of slavery. Your help could free people from exploitative labour in the UK and across the globe and protect those who are vulnerable to it. Make a donation today and help end slavery once and for all.
Here’s what your donations could help accomplish…
A gift of £5 can help pay for school books and pens for a child from a community affected by slavery.
A gift of £10 could help protect a child from domestic slavery.
A gift of £25 could help fund a 24-hour hotline for an entire day to support brick factory workers in India who are vulnerable to exploitation
A gift of £50 could help a slavery survivor receive microcredits to set up a business so they can feed their family and live a life of freedom.
“When I was ten-years-old, my parents died in a car crash. I slept on the streets, when a woman I met who took me to her house and made me work in her house. When I was 15, she sent me to England and said I would work as a domestic worker. But the first day in England, a man came and raped me and beat me – I was terrified. He said that if I didn’t do what he said then they would keep beating me until I did. He forced me to have sex with lots of different men he brought to the house. Finally, I managed to run away and was found by the police. Even though I was pregnant, and then had a baby, I was twice sent to live in an immigration detention centre. I didn’t get any healthcare. Only thanks to an Anti-Slavery International partner supporting trafficked women, I was taken to a safe house where I finally felt safe and had lots of support.”
Grace*, 20 | A Nigerian girl who was trafficked to the UK to work in the sex trade
For more details please view our Modern Slavery statement.For any questions not covered here, please do contact Customer Services at Liberty.Anti-Slavery International, registered charity number 1049160