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Race Against Modern Day Slavery

Bawso is Participating in Cardiff Half Marathon 2017, to raise funds to continue our work in raising Modern Day Slavery Awareness and Support Victims who are affected by Modern Day Slavery.

BAWSO are trying to raise £20,000

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About BAWSO:

Bawso is an All Wales voluntary organisation, providing specialist services to victims and people affected or at risk of by Domestic Abuse and all forms of violence; including Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honor Based Violence and Human Trafficking.

Why Modern Day Slavery?

According to National Crime Agency (2016), there are between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of modern Day Slavery in the UK.

Human trafficking is the second largest illegal trade in the world. It is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.  Victims of human trafficking are subjected to coercion, exploitation, deception, kidnap, false imprisonment and rape.

Bawso also has the capacity to provide outreach support to both male and female victims. Last year we supported 23 service users and 12 children under our Diogel Trafficking Project.

“When I was 14, I was promised a better life in the UK, when I arrived; I was taken to a house and never allowed out again.  I had o work 15hours per day. I cared for four children and did all of the household chores. I was often beaten. One day, I was hit and needed medical treatment. Staff at the hospital suspected something was not right; a few hours later the police come to the house and rescued me and was taken to Bawso, where I received support with accommodating , access to healthcare, English classes and claiming asylum. I also received counselling to deal with what had happened to me. I am slowly rebuilding my life.”

Thank you for your kind support, it is truly appreciated.

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