Stolen Dreams is a UK-based anti-slavery organisation that operates internationally. We work with schools, local governments and businesses to help drive positive action around ending modern slavery. This involves educational outreach projects, developing prevention strategies, ensuring survivors are protected and holding both governments and companies to account. Our work has influenced people across the world in 6 continents to transform awareness into action, mobilising individuals in the fight against this heinous crime. Our work has also helped to address a variety of intersectional issues including tackling poverty, climate change, lack of access to education and gender inequality. Stolen Dreams is taking action to ensure that every human being has access to basic human rights. The Stolen Dreams Team consists of any person who is actively working in their communities or spheres of influence to drive positive action around ending the exploitation of people in all its forms.
“Hello! I’m Ishaan Shah, a 17-year-old anti-modern slavery activist from the UK. I am currently in my last year of school before heading to university to read International Relations. In 2017, I founded Stolen Dreams, with a vision for the organisation to act as a bridge between young people and some of the greatest human rights issues of our time. I am grateful to have been able to spread Stolen Dreams’ messages widely across social media, on television, through articles, blogs, podcasts, public speaking and teaching lessons at schools. I am humbled to have been invited to speak at the UK House of Commons, with the United Nations and gave a TEDx Talk in late 2020. My journey has only just begun so, I look forward to collaborating with like-minded young people and activists to continue to drive action and fight for freedom. As ever, please do feel free to contact me if you are interested in collaborating, learning more or if you have any questions. Thank you.”