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CALLED TO CHANGE - MODERN SLAVERY AND EXPLOITATIVE WORK

22 October 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

A Zoom discussion for those interested based on Shayne Tyler's presentation and discussion, and the other resources made available by The Clewer Initative.

Booking is free. For the Zoom link, please e-mail Emma Jones, Mission and Learning Assistant: gro/lardehtacyle//senoj/e

Going Deeper:

Hidden Voices- In June 2020 Ely Cathedral ran an event in partnership with The Clewer Initiative and market towns project focusing on responding to modern slavery and exploitation in the Fenlands. It was identified that a community response is vital to prevent exploitation and support those affected. One of the ways in which communities can form responses is by participating in The Clewer Initiative's community mobilisation course 'Hidden Voices'. The purpose of Hidden Voices is to raise awareness in the church of the presence of modern slavery in communities across the UK and to move the church towards action: in prevention, detection, and caring for survivors. We are now running online courses which take place over four sessions. If your church is interested in participating please get in contact with The Clewer Initiative at: gro/dnalgnefohcruhc//evitaitinirewelc

Farm Work Welfare App - In 2018 Stop the Traffik carried out research focusing on the problem of exploitation in the Fenland area, and following on from this in 2019 the Rosmini centre hosted a conference funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government's Controlling Migration Fund. The learning gained from these events highlighted that there was a key role for church communities to play in protecting migrant workers from exploitation in the Fenland area. One of the key tools available to respond to rural exploitation is The Farm Work Welfare App produced by The Clewer Initiative to support rural employers, promote workforce welfare, and tackle exploitation in the agricultural industry. The App is available on the Apple and Android app stores and comes in seven languages. Churches can play a key role in supporting those affected by exploitation in the Fenlands by raising aware-ness and promoting the use of The Farm Work Welfare App amongst migrant communities.