Shiva Foundation

Shiva Foundation is a corporate foundation that aims to tackle and prevent human trafficking and modern slavery in the UK, by facilitating a more collaborative and systemic approach to making change. Shiva Foundation works to educate local communities and prevent trafficking using expertise and knowledge, it partners with like-minded organisations to scale innovation in this area.

Local Modern Slavery Partnerships: Recommendations and Learnings from Hertfordshire
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Local Modern Slavery Partnerships: Recommendations and Learnings from Hertfordshire

9 February 2022  Today Shiva Foundation is publishing a report setting out explicit recommendations for how anti-slavery partnerships across the country, often recognised for their importance, can be more sustainable, more effective and more consistent with the help of national guidance. This report, Local Modern Slavery Partnerships: Recommendations and Learnings from Hertfordshire, has been written…

Technology and Human Trafficking: Does technology need to be cancelled?
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Technology and Human Trafficking: Does technology need to be cancelled?

The spread of technology across the globe has been an unstoppable force since its creation and it is increasingly being used in every facet of life, including the world of crime. Human trafficking has not escaped this trend, and this technology is now playing a central role in the recruitment, sale, and coercion of victims.

Helping UK SMEs Mitigate Risk of Modern Slavery: Evaluation Report December 2021
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Helping UK SMEs Mitigate Risk of Modern Slavery: Evaluation Report December 2021

Recognising the lack of targeted anti-slavery resources specifically for SMEs who make up the majority of business in the UK, Shiva Foundation and STOP THE TRAFFIK created a toolkit to support this market.

Why we fear the young are at risk of exploitation
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Why we fear the young are at risk of exploitation

The Covid-19 recovery continues. Unemployment keeps falling, employment keeps rising and vacancies have hit record highs. Wages are actually rising for employees within hospitality, food processing, warehousing and lorry driving. This applies even for one of the groups hit hardest by the pandemic: young people (aged 16 to 24).

Addressing gendered violence within racially minoritised communities in the UK
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Addressing gendered violence within racially minoritised communities in the UK

25 November 2021 In honour of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) we want to shed light on gender-based violence (GBV) in ethnically minoritised communities. Over the last few years, we at Shiva Foundation have periodically supported survivors of GBV, whether through our Founder’s partnerships with GMSP, for example,…

Write to your MP about the Nationality and Borders Bill
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Write to your MP about the Nationality and Borders Bill

LOOKING FOR HELP? Home > Write to your MP about the Nationality and Borders Bill For Anti-Slavery Day this year, we broke down the proposed Nationality and Borders Bill (which encapsulates the Government’s ‘new plan’ for immigration) and now we’re asking for your help to get the message across. 23 November 2021 Shiva Foundation is…

Why does the Nationality and Borders Bill refer to modern slavery and does it really help survivors?
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Why does the Nationality and Borders Bill refer to modern slavery and does it really help survivors?

The UK has been seen as a leader in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. The Modern Slavery Act, which encourages businesses to take action to address modern slavery risk in their operations and supply chains, provides a defence for victims who were forced to engage in criminal activity as part of their…