Modern Slavery in Australia
The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons is fast approaching, on 30 July 2022. While it’s hard to believe, Australia has not escaped this age-old atrocity and we also have survivors of slavery, or human trafficking, who are part of this year’s theme, “Victims’ Voices Lead the Way”.
Coinciding with this day, The Freedom Hub is holding its own Fivers for Survivors Campaign to raise funds to support these survivors, help them recover from the trauma they experienced, assimilate back into society, and give them a voice.
Shockingly, The Freedom Hub believes there are over 60,000 slaves in Australia. But there’s something you can do about it. Fivers for Survivors asks businesses and individuals to give a small amount, from just $5, to have a big effect on the lives of slavery survivors. One hundred per cent of donations from the Fivers for Survivors campaign will go to survivors of modern slavery through The Freedom Hub.
Be part of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
You’re invited to join with us as we raise awareness about modern slavery and funds for the survivors of Australian slavery. Calling all Australians to give a Small Amount to collaboratively make a Big Difference #smallchangebigdifference
5 reasons to be a part of this:
To join millions of others around the globe to support World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July
To raise awareness that slavery happens here in Australia
To provide knowledge about slavery around the world
To help work colleagues, employees, and/or friends to be engaged in this issue
To help raise money to end slavery and help victims recover
Ideas for your Fivers for Survivors Day
Run a Lunch & Learn – order our ethical catering if you are in Sydney, or support a local business.
Run a Cocktail Making Competition – after work (can be run virtually)
Organise groups of Five for a Freedom Picnic
Run a Coffee a Cake Hour – we will send slides & slavery fact sheets
Dress up as Super Hero’s for the Day – because you are!
Fast for Freedom – feel the pain of poverty by not eating for a day
Wear a Silly Hat for the Day
Girls go Bra Free – for Freedom
Book an ethically sourced $55 brunch at our Waterloo cafe on 30th July, a short talk on slavery and take home a booklet on this issue.
Be creative, make it fun, great for team building as people feel they are working together to make a difference.
To donate to The Freedom Hub or learn more about Fivers for Survivors please head to their website.
This article was originally published on TEDxSydney.com supporting their partnership with Freedom Hub for the TEDxSydney Main Event held at Sydney Town Hall in August 2022