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“Every individual, no matter what their background, has an inherent right to live with dignity. Human rights are the key to providing that dignity so I am honoured to be able to work for an organisation that fights for the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in the world.”
“Modern slavery is one of the greatest violations of human rights and one of the hardest to tackle because of its hidden nature. I have always been passionate about human rights and ensuring they can be enjoyed by everyone equally. Organisations like Shiva are doing great work to see to the eradication of modern slavery and I hope I can continue to contribute to that fight.”
"To enslave a person is to dehumanise them, diminishing their worth to that of a commodity, and holding in contempt the human rights of that person to lead a fulfilling and independent life. Whilst trafficked people around the world are mostly invisible, it is imperative that the voices of those who cannot speak are amplified by those who are free. "
Board of Directors
“There is no question that child trafficking is the human rights violation of our time but despite its severity and horror, it receives very little prominence. I hope Shiva Foundation can make a positive contribution to fight against this awful crime.”
“I firmly believe that we can make this cruel heinous crime go away in our lifetimes. I want to work with others in systemic ways to make something so acceptable, completely unacceptable."
“Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. Human trafficking is one of the most terrible human rights violations nowadays. All we have to do is to not become silent about things that matter. Together we can tackle the problem; together we can put an end to this heinous crime.”
“Human trafficking, through human exploitation and gross violations of right to life and individual freedom, is thriving today. Everyone has fundamental human rights and these shouldn’t be infringed upon. Together we can end modern slavery”.
Former Youth Ambassadors
"Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime in the world and knows no borders. As we are faced with a sophisticated transnational business of traffickers we need to work together and create our own network to end this dangerous trend. "
“For victims of human trafficking, life is war. It is a constant struggle for their freedom, dignity and basic human rights. However, we can fight this horrid crime together by being proactive and doing something about it, no matter how small or big that may be.”
‘Human trafficking is a repercussion of long term poverty and deprivation in livelihood, values and humanity. Everyone has an impact in this world. If you are capable, utilise your choice to choose good over evil.’
"To treat a human being as a commodity to be bought and sold is to take from them the dignity of freedom. Every individual has the right to positive freedom. No individual has the right to take it from them."
“The ability to exercise free will and autonomy is central to living a life as a free and equal human being. I feel strongly that every individual should possess this fundamental right.”
“As a young girl, brought up in a safe and secure environment, I believe it is our obligation to use our education to both raise awareness and prevent crimes of human trafficking and modern slavery.”