First hotel ownership group to roll out comprehensive anti-slavery programme

Shiva Hotels launches programme including dedicated training for staff on modern slavery and human trafficking Launch of free resource hub for the hotel industry to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons To coincide with World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July, Shiva Hotels is launching industry-leading measures … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, July 24, 2017

Mayor of London commits to prioritising anti-trafficking efforts

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor for Policing & Crime have answered calls from NGOs to outline their plans to strengthen London’s response to human trafficking, after a staggering 260% increase in the number of victim referrals in the capital. Sophie Linden, the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, will join … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, May 10, 2017

Hertfordshire collaboration backed by Prime Minister states commitment to tackling modern slavery

A new multi-agency group in Hertfordshire has confirmed its commitment to work together to tackle modern slavery in the region, following a conference organised by Shiva Foundation, the Police Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and Hertfordshire County Council last week. The event, which was held on 29th March and … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, April 6, 2017

Hertfordshire collaboration to support authorities in tackling modern slavery

Shiva Foundation, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire County Council, and the Police Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire will bring together national anti-trafficking experts in a collaborative effort to prevent and address modern slavery in the region.  Starting with a multi-agency conference in Hertfordshire on 29th March, the aim is to: Promote knowledge sharing … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, March 28, 2017

Asian Voice – Meenal Sachdev: Fighting for Social Responsibility in the Modern World

At a time when some of us may feel disempowered by the complex issues in the world, Meenal and her team at the Shiva Foundation are bringing the power of personal action back to the fore. Co-founder and Director of the Foundation, and the first Indian female councillor of Hertsmere, … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, December 12, 2016

Reuters – Major UK hotels Hilton, Shiva join fight against modern slavery

Hotels across Britain are joining forces to fight modern slavery in an initiative to be unveiled on Wednesday that will encourage staff and guests to help spot signs of trafficking in hotel foyers and corridors. Major hotel groups, including the Hilton and Shiva Hotels, will pledge to examine their supply … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, December 5, 2016

Working towards an industry-wide commitment to tackle modern slavery

An estimated 11,700 people live in modern slavery in the UK, and Prime Minster Theresa May has labelled it “the great human rights issue of our time”. From goods produced by forced labour to hotels being used for sexual exploitation, modern slavery is a very real concern for the hotel and hospitality … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, October 6, 2016

Watford Observer – Responding to dangerous practices in Hertsmere

Hertsmere Borough Councillor Meenal Sachdev helped to set up the workshop on May 27 which highlighted specific practices including female genital cutting, forced marriage and faith based abuse. Cllr Sachdev is also the director of the Shiva Foundation, an organisation which works proactively to address systemic issues that affect vulnerable … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, August 16, 2016

City Philanthropy – Philanthropy is breaking new boundaries

Cheryl Chapman reports on the Women for Change Breakfast: Driving Social Change in Business and discovers CSR has a whole new meaning CSR is on an evolutionary roll. 10 years ago it was a business add-on – a nice to have that was more about marketing than social change. Continue … Continue reading

Shiva Foundation, April 15, 2016