AFRUCA partners with Manchester City Council on ‘Manchester against Modern Slavery’ campaign.
AFRUCA’s expertise in fighting against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, has been commissioned by Manchester City Council, in order to raise awareness about Modern Slavery in Manchester amongst different ethnic communities. Manchester City Council, wants to work towards making Manchester a safer city, one that is also free from all manner of exploitation of children and adults. AFRUCA is therefore working in partnership with MCC from July 2018 to July 2020, to empower local people in safeguarding their communities.
So far, AFRUCA has recruited and trained a team of community champions from different ethnic backgrounds, to ensure that every corner of the borough is covered. This will help to spread the message and ultimately promote change which will be in the best interest of victims and vulnerable individuals. AFRUCA is also assisting policymakers to grasp new innovative ways to identify and provide necessary support for victims and also prevent vulnerable people from becoming victims also.
We are delighted to report that in the first year of the programme, AFRUCA has achieved the following:
- Successfully recruited and trained 15 “Manchester Against Modern Slavery Champions” of different ethnic backgrounds including Roma, White British, South Asian, Chinese, Taiwanese and African
- Delivered a total of 21 community events to raise awareness for the cause
- Interacted with over 500 individuals aged 16+ concerning the campaign and its message.
- Targeted over 50 individual communities in the area including Roma, British, Pakistani, Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Albanian and African communities
- Reached out to over 8000 individuals through the effective use of social media platforms
- Provided relevant information and signposting to both statutory and community on support services
- Trained safeguarding workers who deal with complex and highly sensitive cases such as this
Through our work with Manchester City Council, AFRUCA has also been able to promote our work to other councils in Greater Manchester, in hope of securing a future partnership based on raising awareness on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, so that the vision of making Greater Manchester safer, can become a reality.