OMs Emotional Visit to Salvation Army Safe House

Julia de Boinville (TU 2006-08) and Princess Eugenie (MM 2003-08) made an emotional visit to one of the Salvation Army’s safe houses for victims of slavery last week.

Having traveled to India together in 2012 to visit Women’s Interlink Foundation, an organisation which rescues girls from modern slavery, gives them a home and teaches them a simple vocational skill, followed by extensive investigation in to the best way they could make a difference, Julia and Eugenie set up the Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017 in a mission to raise awareness of modern day slavery.

The Salvation Army thanked the pair on Instagram saying,

“We would like to thank @the_anti_slavery_collective co-founders HRH Princess Eugenie and Julia de Boinville for making time for a socially-distant visit to one of our safe houses last week. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Visitors and staff wore our special edition #WeAreNotForSale face masks ahead of Anti Slavery Day (18th October).

Both our guests were incredibly moved by the courage of the survivors of modern slavery, who had endured up to decades of abuse from traffickers and slave labourers. They were also given plant pots made for them by survivors using the art of kintsugi.

Our safe houses and outreach workers provide survivors with access to educational opportunities, medical help, legal advice, counselling and support for finding employment and housing.”

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