Opportunities for survivor collaboration
Projects and evaluations regarding survivors should either be survivor-led or created with the direct influence of survivors.
Survivor involvement may include:
- Programme and content planning.
- Board membership.
- Creating and delivering trauma-informed and modern slavery training programmes.
- Establishing survivor-led/survivor-informed advocacy campaigns.
To engage with survivors, financial institutions should consider providing additional support, such as training or upskilling for survivors to allow for equal participation and meaningful engagement. This may require allocating extended time for activities to be completed and acknowledging the importance of this. Empowering survivors through access to skills and training can help survivors to reclaim spaces not designed for them, creating wider systemic change.
Survivor Alliance is a survivor support organisation which unites and empowers modern slavery survivors to become leaders of the anti-trafficking movement. They provide Ally Training for organisations looking to engage survivors and have developed Survivor Engagement Resources, which provide information on how to engage survivors effectively and ethically, as well as guidance on implementing a trauma-informed training programme.
TC Online Institute
TC Online Institute is the world’s first survivor-led Human Trafficking detection, compliance and risk assessment centre. The institute is powered by Timea’s Cause Inc. and was founded by international award-winning survivor educator, Timea E. Nagy.
Financial institutions can access survivor-led training and resources, including:
- Human Trafficking detection training.
- Project-based private consulting.
- Customised employment training.
- Human Trafficking literary resources.
- Compliance and risk assessment consulting.
Training is also offered to service providers and frontline workers within survivor support organisations, outlining key principles such as the victimhood mindset, the stages of healing and trauma-informed care.