Who we are
Hope for Justice is a charity working to bring an end to modern slavery and human trafficking, and to protect the human rights of victims and survivors. Our multi-disciplinary model is based on four pillars: preventing exploitation; rescuing victims; restoring lives; and reforming society.
Founded in the UK in 2008, Hope for Justice is now an international charity working across the world. We help victims and survivors directly and also bring about long-term change through our work with governments, law enforcement, the business community and the general public. Find out more about our four pillars of work and our model at our What we do page.
Our wholly owned social enterprise, Slave-Free Alliance, provides services to other organisations that wish to protect their own operations and supply chains from modern slavery.
Hope for Justice’s vision is to live in a world free from slavery, and every step of the journey towards achieving this ambition is empowered by a global movement of supporters, campaigners, donors, fundraisers and freedom-bringers.
Hope for Justice is a charity working on the frontlines of the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery
Tim Nelson, CEO
“I’m privileged to lead our amazing charity that is changing lives for the better each and every day. We have great ambitions to reach even more countries with our shared vision to change lives and end slavery. I know that I am blessed with exceptional colleagues in every single role and location in which Hope for Justice operates with the commitment and capability to reach our goal together.”
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Our Global Executive Team
Experienced Leadership Committed to Ending Slavery
Executive Director of Programmes and Policy
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Development Officer
Executive Assistant to Tim Nelson, CEO
Our Country Leadership
Uganda Programme Director
Ethiopia Programme Director
United States Program Director
UK Programme Director
International Board of Directors/Trustees
Chair of Trustees
USA Board of Directors/Trustees
Chair of Trustees
Vice Chair of Trustees
At Hope for Justice, our values act as guiding principles for everything we do. They’re part of who we are. They guide how we act and underline what really matter to us.
Our values spell the acronym HOPE. Hope lets us see the light despite the darkness and keeps us focused on our mission to bring an end to modern slavery.
- Our honouring culture is unique. We actively celebrate the contributions of staff, partners, supporters and community members, including at our monthly All Staff Meetings.
- We embrace, listen and learn from different perspectives, such as our Staff Advisory Council, who represent staff and their views from each of our global countries on issues of people and culture.
- In seeking to be as open as possible, we launched our global employee engagement survey in September 2022 to listen, learn and act on feedback from staff on what we could do better. Our 89% engagement score won us People Insight’s Outstanding Workplace Award 2022.
- We share our expertise and experience with our teams, partners and the wider community. For example, Hope for Justice is developing a framework for the accreditation of Independent Modern Slavery Advocates (IMSAs) in the UK with the British Red Cross and the Snowdrop Project. This will give a more professional approach to care for survivors and builds on the model of independent advocacy for survivors of modern slavery that has been developed by Hope for Justice over the past eight years.
- Slave-Free Alliance, our international social enterprise that supports businesses and organisations in working towards slave-free operations and supply chains, has over 100 members around the world, who collectively employ more than 1.2 million people.
- Hope for Justice played a crucial role in the biggest modern slavery prosecution in UK history, first detecting the trafficking network’s activities, then working with police to identify and support scores of survivors in their recovery, as part of the Operation Fort investigation.
- 91% of staff agreed that Hope for Justice genuinely live our organisational value of being Professional (Employee Engagement Survey, 2022).
- Hope for Justice self-help groups help more than 10,000 women in Uganda and Ethiopia each year to economically empower and educate themselves and their families. The groups provide practical knowledge, skills and confidence to help the women move forward and understand the risks of human trafficking, to keep their children safe.
- In 2022, we launched our pioneering Hope for Justice Learning Academy, which marks the beginning of our journey to become the world’s leading human trafficking and training portal. The Hope for Justice Learning Academy provides accredited online human trafficking training courses for the public and empowers clinicians, law enforcement and those in the hospitality industry.
Hope for Justice began in the UK in 2008, when a small group of people passionate about seeing an end to modern-day slavery took the step from outrage to action. They brought together nearly 6,000 people at an event called The Stand, growing a movement and founding a charity dedicated to helping the victims and survivors of this terrible crime.
We are proud that our heritage is shared with those organisations who have joined together with us, some of which have histories stretching back before the founding of Hope for Justice itself.
We were proud to join with Natalie Grant’s anti-trafficking organization, Abolition International (formerly The Home Foundation); Transitions Global in Cambodia; Retrak in Uganda and Ethiopia; Break the Cycle 200 in the USA; For Freedom in Norway; Lily Pad Haven in the USA; and No More Traffik in Northern Ireland. All are now part of Hope for Justice.