We believe that we can see the end of modern slavery within our lifetime! Will you help us raise funds for the Freedom Fund and The Voice of Domestic Workers to make our vision come true?
As a team, we are swimming 6.5 km. (4 mi.) from Asia to Europe across Istanbul's Bosphorus Strait on 22nd July 2018! We are not professional swimmers, but together we decided that if we push ourselves out of our comfort zone, and do something a little crazy, then we might just move the needle a little further on the fight against modern slavery, which effects the most vulnerable and marginalised people across the world.
We have been training hard over the last few months, so that as a team we can make it across the Bosphorus Strait and stand up for something we believe in!
Who are we?
Liam, Dom, Lucinda, Bruce, Harry, Phoebe, Nick, Alan and Mark are employees and family members of the Legatum Foundation (www.legatum.org). The Foundation’s mission is to generate the capital and ideas that help people live more prosperous lives. Legatum is committed to fighting modern slavery around the world and has done so for over a decade. This has led to the launch of the Freedom Fund (www.freedomfund.org), in partnership with Humanity United and Walk Free.
Who are we fundraising for?
We are partnering with the Freedom Fund to raise funds and awareness for The Voice of Domestic Workers, a UK-based grassroots organisation.
The Freedom Fund
The Freedom Fund is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery. They identify and invest in the most effective frontline efforts to eradicate modern slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. Partnering with visionary investors, governments, anti-slavery organisations and those at risk of exploitation, they tackle the systems that allow slavery to persist and thrive.
The Voice of Domestic Workers
The Voice of Domestic Workers is a UK-based grassroots organisation made up of multi-national migrant domestic workers. They empower domestic workers to stand up and voice their opposition to discrimination, inequality, slavery and all forms of abuse. The organisation also provides educational and community activities and liberates domestic workers stuck with abusive employers.
What is modern slavery?
Over 40 million people worldwide are trapped in some form of modern slavery. Today’s slaves are trapped in fishing fleets and sweatshops, in mines and brothels, and in the fields and plantations of countries across the world. It can be called human trafficking, forced labour, slavery, or it can refer to the slavery-like practices that include debt bondage, forced or servile marriage, and the sale or exploitation of children.