We are a group based in Oxfordshire who have come together with a common passion to see human trafficking and modern day slavery brought to an end.
We will use our voice to speak for those who cannot be heard and who are not seen.
Although survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery may be receiving support via statutory services, many continue to feel alone and disconnected from the world around them.
At ASIOX we come alongside those who have experienced, or who are at risk of exploitation, through our Survivor Support Hub. We provide bespoke, client led support, offering help through friendship and other forms of assistance, in order to empower individuals to make well-informed decisions about their future.
Millions of people across the world are paying the price for the cheap goods and services we as consumers have come to expect and demand. These victims of modern-day slavery are all around us, unrecognised and unnoticed.
ASIOX is on a mission to awaken and empower people to realise we have a lot of power as consumers, thus a responsibility to ensure that what we buy is not tainted with the exploitation of another human being. We work to equip our communities to be able to spot the signs of human trafficking and modern slavery and to know what to do about it.
Christmas Big Give
We have received pledges from supporters and a commitment from the Human Rights Fund, a Champion at The Big Give, to provide matched funding for donations, up to a value of £5,000. The campaign goes live on 28 November at midday and lasts for one week only, finishing on 5 December at midday. Any donations made during this time will receive matched funding, which means that ASIOX could receive up to £10,000!
Follow this link to make a donation and help us raise funds so we can continue running the Survivor Support Hub in Oxfordshire.
Survivor Support Hub
Over the last 4 months the Hub has been providing support for 17 migrant care workers who have experienced exploitation here in Oxfordshire. We have provided bespoke, client-led support, in the form of information, friendship, help finding new work and other forms of practical assistance. We have seen that this kind of provision assists in the recovery process, it reduces the risk of being re-exploited and enables them to make well-informed decisions about their futures. We were recently commended for our work by Migrant Help:-
‘ASIOX have made a crucial difference in the life of my Service User, and I have no hesitation in commending them in the strongest of terms. They are providing a very important service for some of the most vulnerable people in society.’
The majority of these care workers are now in new jobs and are doing a great service in our local community, providing great care work.
Oxfordshire now has its very own Modern Slavery Adviser, we are able to report local concerns direct to her for further investigation. If you are concerned about a local worker, please email us and we can discuss the next steps that could be taken.
Check out the How to Spot the Signs Page for more guidance. Remember, your piece of information could be a significant part of the jigsaw puzzle, which may lead to freedom and justice for an individual.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
The meeting run by ASIOX was an “eye-opener”. The film that was shown was a difficult but necessary watch. It alerted me to the fact that sex-trafficking is not an “international” problem that happens only in foreign places but is a shocking reality in our own country. An additional shock came from being made aware that slavery of other kinds exists in our local neighbourhoods. It was very unsettling to realise that other human beings are being so exploited and that their plight is unseen even when visible in a supermarket carpark! ASIOX is doing a wonderful service by raising the alarm on behalf of the victims and challenging the “out of sight, out of mind” syndrome.
— Prof Paul Ewart