Former British Prime Minister Theresa May MP visited Hope for Justice’s Head Office in Manchester to hear more about our work and discuss opportunities to collaborate in the ongoing global fight against modern slavery and human trafficking.
Theresa May has described our shared cause as “the great human rights issue of our time” and during her time as Home Secretary and then Prime Minister of the UK, frequently sought to give the response to modern slavery more prominence. She helped drive through the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into law, and more recently as a backbench MP has continued to critique proposed legislation based on its potential impacts on victims and survivors.
During her visit on 3rd September, she thanked the team at Hope for Justice and Slave-Free Alliance for their dedication to fighting human trafficking and supporting victims and survivors, and added: “This committed team in Manchester is working to end exploitation all around the world.”
In 2022, the Modern Slavery Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC) was commissioned by the Office of Theresa May to conduct a scoping study examining the case for establishing a Global Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, with the study funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The Modern Slavery PEC assessment and recommendations were published in July 2022. Hope for Justice will be reporting on upcoming developments with the proposed Commission.