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Tackling modern slavery

Four Change has been working on the second phase of a Home Office pilot campaign to tackle domestic slavery in the Nigerian community. This type of exploitation happens when a victim is forced to work exhausting hours in someone’s home, in unacceptable conditions for no or little pay and with no – or limited – freedom.
 
The team has been working with community influencers, partner charities (the Salvation Army and AFRUCA) and public sector organisations to get people to spot the signs of domestic slavery and breakdown barriers to reporting. Recently this involved running two community events, the first in Barking, the second in Manchester – the two locations where the pilot is running. These were well attended by those in the community who heard from Ogo Okpue (award winning Nigerian film maker), representatives from the partner charities and Home Office policy.
 
At these events the team also played new vox pops they have created in partnership with the Salvation Army and with the help of Four Digital. These highlight the people who help victims of domestic slavery rebuild their lives - re-enforcing the importance of reporting any potential victims of slavery. See the video here. The team also worked with Four Creative to produce new infographics and a poster to show just what happens when witnesses and victims make a call to the modern slavery helpline. These have been shared widely across social media and by BME media.
 
To find out more about Four Change contact Anne Clark here.

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