Agency to support anti-trafficking stratefy

The Human Trafficking Foundation have appointed Multitude Media for a full PR brief.

The Human Trafficking Foundation was founded in 2010 and is led by three trustees – former MPs Anthony Steen (chairman) and Rt Hon Clare Short, and Baroness Butler-Sloss GBE, and it was borne out of the UK’s All Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking.

Over the last four years, the achievements of the Parliamentary Group include; establishing similar All Party Groups in nine other European countries, prompting two nationwide police operations to tackle the illegal exploitation of trafficking victims (Pentameter I and II) and the passing of the Anti-Slavery Day Act 2010.

The aim of the Foundation is to support and add value to the work the charities and agencies carry out to combat human trafficking in Britain, providing a link between the bodies and exerting pressure on relevant institutions to ensure the country is hostile to traffickers whilst caring to victims.

Human trafficking is acknowledged by the United Nations as the third most lucrative organized criminal activity in the world, surpassed only by the drugs and the arms trades, and generates an estimated $32 billion each year.

Multitude Media will work with the Human Trafficking Foundation in establish a support network for NGOs, and will also oversee a social media strategy to connect with new audiences.

Human trafficking has been seen as a non-UK problem for far too long, and we’re delighted to have the chance to work with the Human Trafficking Foundation to eradicate that. There’s a network of NGOs working to make Britain hostile to traffickers amidst a time of serious Governmental cuts, and the Human Trafficking Foundation can play a key role in drawing attention to the issue.
— Multitude Media managing director Will Wood
“The HTF is leading the political campaign to ensure the UK is both hostile to traffickers and caring to victims. We’ve secured European Commission funds to establish a network of Parliamentarians throughout the EU to fight this growing disease. To help with our campaign we’ve appointed Multitude Media. We are delighted with this appointment.”
— Anthony Steen, trustee of the Human Trafficking Foundation