To mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, PhotoVoice and Voice of Freedom presents films and photography about modern slavery.
Date & Time:
Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 18:00 to 21:00
O2 Hub, 16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT
Attend this event to hear about the reality of slavery in the UK today, and to support Voice of Freedom, which exists to empower the victims of slavery.
The event will include:
- Screening of three award-winning short films about slavery in the UK from Unchosen
- Exhibition of powerful photography from participants in Voice of Freedom workshops at an Israeli safe house
- Talks from those fighting trafficking today, including Voice of Freedom’s founder Leila Segal
- Refreshments and opportunities to take further action
Voice of Freedom is a participatory photography project from the charity PhotoVoice which works with formerly trafficked women in the UK, Israel and Ethiopia. The women explore and express their experiences during intensive workshops, using photography and their own words. Work from the project has been exhibited at Amnesty International UK and Matrix Chambers in central London. It has also being used in powerful advocacy campaigns for organisations fighting trafficking including Anti-Slavery International.
The women’s photography speaks to an experience suffered by millions of unheard victims across the world, advocating for change with an authentic voice; one that deserves to be central to any discussion of modern-day slavery – that of the woman who has been trafficked herself.
All proceeds will go to support the Voice of Freedom project.
Photo by Desta Getaneh, Voice of Freedom Israel 2013
“This place reminds me of the journey into Egypt. It was a very cold place and the traffickers heard that there were police on the border, and so we stayed here for three days. We could see the city but we couldn’t go across because we were surrounded by the traffickers.”