Sally Irwin, The Freedom Hub

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  • Sally Irwin
    The Freedom Hub
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    Moving to Germany in 2008 when her husband took up a Diplomatic post in Berlin, Sally was confronted with the issue of human trafficking – particularly from Eastern Europe, and established a charity in Berlin to fund organisations that supported the victims.

    She also became very active in a café supporting women trafficked into prostitution, and was personally involved in helping a number of these women return to their country and begin a new life.

    Returning to Sydney in July 2012, Sally applied her passion and experience to the issue of modern day slavery here in Australia. As a volunteer Sally worked in the Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safe House, for two years. In this role she interviewed, trained, coordinated a new volunteer movement; set up training courses to help survivors become work ready and was actively engaged in encouraging the women to return to the workforce.

    In March 2014 Sally founded The Freedom Hub Survivor School, that trains, equips and provides work experience to survivors of modern slavery in Australia. In 2016 she opened a “business for purpose” which consists of a café, venue & retail to fund the administration of the Survivor School. With her co-workers she is helping survivors to rebuild their lives to a point where they can be employed, self-sufficient and have regained their self-worth.