We have joined the TRIBE #ChoosetoChallenge International Women's Day Team, to help take a stand against modern slavery and to empower survivors to regain their freedom and independence.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking can often be disregarded as a 'thing of the past', but it is just as prevalent today, as it has always been -
- An estimated 40.3 million people are living in modern slavery globally.
- 65% of these victims are said to be women and girls. (Global Report on Trafficking in Persons)
- Within high-income countries, most cases of trafficking involve the sexual exploitation of girls and young women.
- Due to the impacts of COVID-19, women have been put at a greater risk of exploitation and trafficking.
As a team of 8 individuals, all based in North Wales, Anglesey, we will collectively be completing the circumference of Anglesey, through walking, running, or cycling - twice! This equals 280 miles, in total.
All of the funds collected will be split between four amazing projects, providing long-term support for the survivors of modern slavery, delivered by HERA, Ella's, The Helen Bamber Foundation and Justice & Care.
We would really appreciate any of the support you can provide to us, whilst completing this challenge, to support victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Thank you!