2016 Trust Conference Action

'Jobs to Restore the Lives of Slavery Survivors and Prevent Re-trafficking'

Tim Surgenor, David Rickard and Steve Webster

Summary

Creating a business process outsourcing firm specifically established as a workplace to restore the lives of slavery survivors.

The Presentation

The Problem

Human trafficking of modern-day slaves is a global crime of frightening proportions. Slavery NGO Walk Free estimates there are currently 45.8 million people trapped in slavery, a business perpetuated by worldwide demand for cheap labour, and fuelled by greed and corruption. Those who survive are severely traumatized and often lack the practical, social or psychological support to re-enter society. Sustainable employment would not only provide financial security, but would also restore dignity, self-belief and independence amongst survivors, as well as help to counter the stigma associated with victims of trafficking by the community. Without safe employment, 80% of survivors will get re-trafficked. So how to provide those jobs and disrupt this vicious cycle?

The Action

DataMotivate is a business process outsourcing firm specifically established as a workplace to restore the lives of slavery survivors. It works in partnership with international NGOs - including International Justice Mission and World Vision, who help identify suitable survivors. These survivors are then trained and given employment opportunities through outsourced services supporting companies in the UK, Europe and USA. Data Motivates wants to:

What help is needed

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