"THE HIDDEN AGENDA"
HOUSE OF COMMONS
In April 2013 the Human Trafficking Foundation orgainsed an exhibition about modern-day slavery in the Upper Waiting Hall, in the House of Commons. Red Light Campaign was involved through photos that were taken by us of and with survivors of human trafficking and subsequently used in this exhibition. The aim of the exhibition was to raise awareness amongst MPs about modern-day slavery, showing that it can be found in all UK constituencies. 103 MPs attended, the Prime Minister opened the exhibition and the Minister responsible for Human Trafficking, Mark Harper, was one of a host of high profile MPs. Representatives from the Home Office and the FCO also attended the launch.
Modern Day Slavery: the Hidden Agenda was on between 22-26 April 2013 in the Upper Waiting Hall of the House of Commons, a busy thoroughfare for Members of Parliament and the public on their way to meetings in the Committee Room Corridor.
Please see the HTF's Flickr page for more photos!
27 August 2013
We are thrilled to announce that Emily Revess is joining Red Light Campaign as our newest team member. She will be travelling to Johannisburg to represent Red Light Campaign at the One Young World summit as a UK delegate. As a welcome to her and to introduce her to our followers and audience, Red Light Campaign's director Philipp Engel was in conversation with her on twitter for an hour on Tuesday 27 August. To find out more about Emily, please go to our team page.
CLICK ON 'READ MORE' TO READ THE INTERVIEW!
FREEDOM FASHION SHOW
Red Light Campaign is thrilled to announce the partnership with UCL MODO for their 2013 fashion show on 8 & 9 March. The annual show of University College London's fashion society, featuring unique designs by UCL students, took place in the main UCL building. With the opening night on INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013, the theme for the 2013 show was freedom, and profits support Red Light Campaign's work. The show traditionally attracts the attention of a variety of actors in the fashion industry, including designers, bloggers, photographers and corporate sponsors. House of Beth, our ethical fashion business, sold pre-loved and ethical designer clothes at the show. For some event photos, please see our instagram page or photos from the ULCU Photo Society.
House of Beth
House of Beth, Red Light Campaign's ethical fashion arm, are hosting another fine clothes swap - bring one item and take as many as you like! The House of Beth team is bringing a ton of amazing clothes and there will of course be delicious refreshments as always. £5 entry but feel free to take as many clothes as you like. Mens clothing too - bien sûr. Stay tuned on facebook.
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Sunday 3 March, 2.30-5.30pm
Fashioned FOR Freedom
Together with the Interational Organisation of Migration, House Of Beth hosted a pioneering Fashion's Night Out on 12 November 2012 in St Mary's Church in Marelybone. Aimed at rasing awareness about human traffciking and ethical fashion, the evening was in support of Red Light Campaign.
The Ethical Fashion's Night Out was held in the striking St Mary's where fashion intertwined with networking and art, showcasing the best of ethical fashion through instillations, DJ sets, entertainment, celebrities and an open bar. The presenters of the evening were Olivia Godfrey (Sky Sports) and Nel Hedayat (BBC) and an insipring talk about human trafficking was held by Baroness Butler Sloss, vice-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Trafficking. The evening also saw the premiere of an ethical fashion film that all the leading ethical designers have donated an item to (Ada Zanditon, Beulah London, Orsola de Castro, Henrietta Ludgate, Goodone and Shadowplay NYC) and these were auctioned after the film. Vintage clothing and jewellery were on sale and Digital Farm Animals were on the decks with drinks!
House of Beth's
MAN'S NIGHT IN
For one exclusive night only, House of Beth, the organisation through which we sell second-hand and designer clothes donated to us, is showcasing hundreds of male high street-designer clothes. Co-hosted by Red Light Campaign's founder Philipp Engel, the event will take place in a private show room in Belsize Park. Come join us there after work; you will be serenaded by live music, offered a glass of wine on us and have your very own personal shopping assistant.
The nearest Tube station is Belsize Park on the Northern Line. From there it's a 5 minutes walk Click here to view the location on Google Maps.
Twinterview with UN.GIFT
At 2pm GMT on the 7th Feb 2012 UN-GIFT, the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, conducted a interview via twitter with one of Red Light Campaign's founders, Philipp Engel. Philipp discussed the origins of the campaign and the campaign's future projects.
Follow this link to the UNGIFT website to read the full twinterview.
displaying the exhibition 17.05.2012
René Cassin and Red Light Campaign are pleased to invite you to the opening of an artistic exhibition on modern slavery at The French Institute London.
The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the fact that there is evidence of slavery on most UK high streets. Taking many forms, it causes suffering wherever it occurs, yet can easily not be noticed by the majority of people. Please join us for an exhibition featuring photography by Red Light Campaign and a reading by author Leila Segal on the subject of modern slavery. All proceeds will benefit Voice of Freedom, a participatory photography project for formerly enslaved women produced by René Cassin, in partnership with PhotoVoice and photographer Leila Segal. To learn more about this Voice of Freedom, please visit René Cassin's website.
17 May 2012, 7pm, 17 Queensbury
Photographic collaboration with
The helen bamber foundation
Red Light Campaign is excited to announce that in early 2012 it will be collaborating with the Helen Bamber Foundation. The Helen Bamber Foundation is a pre-eminant human rights organisation that helps to rebuild lives and inspire a new self-esteem in survivors of gross human rights violations. The foundation provides medical consultation, therapeutic care, human rights advocacy and practical support to survivors of gross human rights violations. Its clients have lived through countless tortures, including political oppression, trafficking for sexual and domestic exploitation, as well as other forms of extreme cruelty.
Red Light Campaign will be working with the Foundation’s photography group, which is one of nine groups that make up its Creative Arts Programme. Together we plan to exhibit a selection of survivors’ photography. Red Light Campaign is committed to giving a creative platform for survivors, so that their vision can receive the attention from the community that it deserves. We encourage our photographers, subjects and viewers to search for the
story in the photograph, rather than the spectacle that we see in so many images today. We believe in this way, art can speak louder than words and we can use art to give voice to a humanity that may otherwise have been lost.
We hope you will join us at this exciting exhibition in the new year.
To read more about the Helen Bamber Foundation.
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT
The exhibition was presented in the Jubilee Room of the House of Commons on 10 November 2011 and subsequently displayed in the Upper Waiting Hall of the Palace of Westminster for a week.
The event, held under the auspices of Stephen Twigg MP, brought together individuals from politics, civil society and the private sector, including representatives from UN.GIFT, Stop the Traffik, the Helen Bamber Foundation, the Poppy Project and the Three Faiths Forum. An appearance by Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, marked a special highlight of the evening.
The campaign’s founders, Philipp Engel and Talia Chain, the creative director Sarah Kendal, as well as Mark Greer, the Three Faiths Forum’s Mentoring Programmes Manager, gave opening speeches at the event. Guests were then able to view the exhibition, which included new photos displayed for the first time that evening, and network with the variety of actors against human trafficking present.
STOP THE TRAFFIK'S GLOBAL FREEDOM SUMMIT
Having worked to support the work of the global NGO Stop The Traffik at previous events, Red Light Campaign was invited to display photos of its exhibition at their Global Freedom Summit in London in March 2011.
This conference, bringing together representatives from NGOs and various other organisations, was aimed at coordinating a united approach against the trafficking of human beings. After speeches given by Cherie Blair, Sandra Kozeschnik from the United Nations and Stop the Traffik’s founder, Steve Chalke, attendees participated in a number of workshops and were able to take a look at Red Light Campaign’s photographs which were featured in the main conference hall.
Post Catwalk Sale
RED LIGHT CAMPAIGN will be holding a POST FASHION SHOW SALE on Sunday the 18th of December from 5- 8pm at a private house in Golders Green.
There will be stylists to help pick out the perfect clothes for all shapes and sizes as well as comfy sofas and warm refreshments.
We will be selling pre-loved clothes from Vivenne Westwood to Zara as well as ethical designer and vintage clothing. There will also be a men's preloved range from Versace and YSL to Blue Harbour at low prices. Some of the clothes are featured here from their catwalk show: 'Traffick Stopping Vintage'
UCL PRINT ROOM CAFE EXHIBITION
The exhibition was first displayed in the UCL Print Room cafe for four weeks. The opening night was a fundraiser for Stop The Traffik, with a presentation of the project followed by two lectures by Louisa Waugh, Guardian Journalist and author of the bestseller ‘Selling Olga’, and Dr Rawlinson, a Lecturer in Criminology at the LSE, with Dr Fussey, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Essex. The second part of the evening gave guests the opportunity to view the photographs over refreshments and to take part in a prize-draw.