Can You Help?
Can You Help? Yes you can! The fact that you have reached this page demonstrates that you have a willingness to help! If we may once again quote William Wilberforce, "You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know." You have chosen to look, please don't look away before offering help. Here are three ways where you could potentially help.
Firstly, you can of course help by donating. Wilberforce Two is working to see an abolition of slavery whenever and wherever it is found. We are also committed to see the release of slaves whether individually or by family as our resources permit. You can help by making a donation by visiting our ' Donate ' page and sending either a one-off gift or by making a regular gift. We guarantee that every penny given will be used for the purpose of bringing freedom to slaves.
Secondly, we are building a country by country resource to enable people to quickly see the current situation concerning legislation, determination, corruption as it affects people in slavery and also statistics in each country highlighting the degree of slavery as it exists in each country. This is a mammoth task and if you willing to help in this project by spending a few hours researching the current situation in a single country then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Thirdly, modern slavery exists probably in every country of the world. It is not just about the brick kilns, sweatshops and brothels in some far off place. There may be a victim in your own town - even your own street. Victims of all ages are trafficked all over the world for little or no money - including to and within the UK. They can be forced to work in the sex trade, domestic service, forced labour, and criminal activity or have their organs removed to be sold. There is no typical victim and some victims don't understand they have been exploited and are entitled to help and support.
Victims are often trafficked to a foreign country where they cannot speak the language, have their travel and identity documents removed, and are told that if they try to attempt an escape, they or their families will be harmed.
There are certain things to look for and for you to be aware of and if necessary to take the appropriate action. Slavery happens everywhere, and anyone can become a victim. Listed below are some of the signs that might indicate modern slavery. This is not an conclusive list.
- A person with poor physical appearance.
- Someone who seems vulnerable and isolated from the community.
- A person with few personal belongings.
- Someone who has his or her movement restricted.
- A group of people being moved around en masse at unusual hours.
- Employers withholding passports and/or legal documents.
- Evidence of physical/mental abuse.
- Someone who is overly wary of the police/authorities.
- Young people with much older boyfriends/girlfriends- especially in conjunction with an unstable family background/excessive use of drugs alcohol/multiple mobile phones/unexplained gifts.
What you can do. Report something suspicious you spot to the police or other authorities - it could be at a house in your street where suddenly large numbers of young women have been moved in and which then receives visitors all times of day and night; a cafe, nail bar or car wash where workers seem reticent to engage, not appropriately dressed for their work or increasingly ill fed and unkempt. If you need help, advice or information about any modern slavery issue you can contact the Modern Slavery Helpline confidentially, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 0800 0121 700
"Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me." William Wilberforce