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Anti-Slavery Day Awards 2019: Nominations Open

We are delighted to announce that nominations for this year’s Anti-Slavery Day Media awards are now open.

The Human Trafficking Foundation’s annual awards recognise the vital work of the media in increasing awareness and understanding of modern slavery. The additional outstanding contribution categories, in partnership with Marsh Christian Trust, recognise individuals and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors who have gone beyond expectations in fighting slavery within their field. Nomination forms for media and outstanding contribution to the fight against slavery should be sent to rachel@humantraffickingfoundation.org by Sunday 18 August.

Media

We welcome nominations of any UK media journalist, writer, producer or director, for work covering issues of modern slavery or human trafficking either in the UK or globally in the following categories:

  1. Best written opinion piece dealing with modern slavery or human trafficking

  2. Best written news piece dealing with modern slavery or human trafficking

  3. Best investigative news article dealing with modern slavery or human trafficking

  4. Best broadcast piece dealing with modern slavery or human trafficking - Broadcast includes radio, TV documentaries and news pieces, podcasts etc.

  5. Best film dealing with modern slavery or human trafficking

  6. Media outlet making an outstanding contribution to the fight against slavery

Nominations will be judged by our panel of experts:

Detective Superintendent Andrew Munday, Unit Commander, Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit
Katherine Lawson, of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner’s Office
Kathryn Baldacchino, Anti-Trafficking Programme Manager at the British Red Cross
Tosin Jegede, Modern Slavery Project Manager, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
Rebecca Griffiths, Assistant Director of Children’s Services and Lead for Barnardo’s National Counter Trafficking Service
Dr Carole Murphy, Deputy Director, Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery, St Mary’s University, Twickenham
Kate Garbers, Founder and Managing Director, Unseen UK
Rabiya Ravat, Deputy Director of National Operations, Migrant Help UK
Robyn Phillips, Modern Slavery & Exploitation Partnerships and Community Coordinator, Stop the Traffik
Andrew Smith, Chair, Humber Modern Slavery Partnership and Founder/CEO Hull Homeless Community Project

To nominate a person or piece you believe deserves an award, please complete our media nomination form and return to rachel@humantraffickingfoundation.org no later than Sunday 18 August.

outstanding contribution to the fight against slavery

The Marsh Awards for Outstanding Contribution to the Fight Against Slavery recognise the work of groups or individuals who fight Modern Slavery in the UK and Internationally. This year, we are particularly interested in recognising the work of individuals going beyond what is expected and are especially encouraging nominations of public officials not receiving the recognition they deserve. Awards will be given in the following categories:

  1. Reducing Vulnerabilities

    Individuals and organisations working to strengthen resilience to exploitation and reduce the prevalence of trafficking.

  2. Enabling and Supporting Survivors’ Rights and Entitlements

    Individuals and organisations working to improve outcomes for survivors’ rights and entitlements on a systemic long-term basis.

  3. Rebuilding Lives

    Individuals and organisations working to improve support for survivors.

This year we are pleased to welcome back last year’s winners to judge the outstanding contribution categories:

Jill Robinson and Elizabeth McKee, Flourish NI
David Camp,
Stronger Together
Iwona Twarda,
Hope for Justice (previously worked at SIFA Fireside)

To nominate a person or organisation you believe deserves to be recognised for their work, please complete our outstanding contribution nomination form and return to rachel@humantraffickingfoundation.org no later than Sunday 18 August.

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