Domestic Servitude Animation and Toolkit

From Humber Modern Slavery Partnership:

The team from the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Hope for Justice, West Yorkshire Police and the Modern Slavery Organised Immigration Crime Programme have collaborated to develop a new animation on domestic servitude, highlighting the signs, raising awareness and encouraging reporting of this hidden crime.

Domestic servitude typically involves victims working in a private family home where they are ill-treated, humiliated, subjected to unbearable conditions or working hours and made to work for little or no pay.

The new animation covers an anonymised real-life story of a survivor of domestic servitude which follows the journey of a young woman moving from her home country to the UK.

Over the last two years, there has been a specific increase in reports of domestic servitude within West Yorkshire, indicating women from Pakistan and Bangladesh are being brought to the UK and exploited in domestic homes. As well as English, the animation has therefore been translated into Urdu, Punjabi and Bengali with subtitles.

Please see a toolkit attached with links to the videos, suggested social media messages, key messages, and screen shots. We would really appreciate your support in sharing this campaign, which launched on Friday (30/07) to coincide with UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.