April 2021: Ishaan participated (virtually) in action discussions at the Untied Nation’s Economic and Social Council Youth Forum 2021.
March 2021: Ishaan actively participated (virtually) in the Untied Nation’s Generation Equality Forum 2021 (Mexico City).
March 2021: Ishaan spoke at two Untied Nation’s 65th Commission on the Status of Women events. The first was at a side event with Mentor USA about tackling modern slavery through prevention, protection, non-punishment principle, prosecution and partnership. At the second event, an ‘Anti-Human Trafficking Conversation Circle‘ with NGO CSW New York, Ishaan shared his experiences as a youth anti-slavery activists and how young people play a part in ending exploitation in all its forms.
March 2021: Ishaan was accepted as a UN Women UK Delegate for the Untied Nation’s 65th Commission on the Status of Women.
March 2021: Participated in Freedom United’s Campaign against organ trafficking and forced organ harvesting. To view the campaign / petition, click here.
January 2021: Our Founder, Ishaan, was interviewed for the ‘Human’ Edition of the AwareNow Magazine (by Awareness Ties). Click here to read Ishaan’s feature in full.
January 2021: Stolen Dreams was interviewed by Youth for Positive Change. Their mission is to recognise and celebrate the positive steps young people are taking to make our world a better place.
December 2020: Stolen Dreams joins Stop Uyghur Genocide, an organisation that is driving positive action around ensuring the Uyghur population are freed and are given access to basic human rights.
December 2020: Stolen Dreams joins the Coalition to End Uyghur Forced Labour.
December 2020: Ishaan became an official member of the London Youth Assembly.
November 2020: Ishaan gave a TEDx Talk on the impact that climate change is having on the rates of modern slavery and human trafficking. Click here to watch it!
October 2020: Featured in a local government social media campaign about the importance of ‘Test and Trace’ and how vital it is to follow COVID-19 guidelines in the UK.
October 2020: A series of speeches given to students aged 11-16 on the importance of being actively anti-racist. Ishaan’s part of the speech specifically focused on the notion that there is only one race; the human race and the science behind the variations of skin tones across the world.
September/October 2020: A series of speeches given to students aged 16-18 on the racist history of the gender binary and how when tackling global issues, an intersection and all inclusive approach must be taken.
September 2020: Stolen Dreams published an article for ‘Real She Power’ on ‘Slavery and All-Inclusive, Intersectional Feminism’. It detailed how important it is to take an intersectional approach when tackling this crime and highlighted that modern slavery is a feminist issue as it disproportionately affects women, girls and the LGBTQIA+ community.
September 2020: Stolen Dreams joins Real Food Systems; a non-profit organisation that is calling for action to change our food systems to improve and benefit sustainable planetary and human health. Stolen Dreams will join Real Food Systems in opening dialogues about worker rights and to held end supply chain slavery in the agricultural industry.
August 2020: Stolen Dreams was interviewed on the ‘Remotely Interesting Podcast‘ run by Dallas Design Sprints (USA based).
August 2020: Interviewed for the ‘Escape the Boundaries Podcast‘ which aired on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Anchor. An engaging, informal conversation with hosts Finn and Livy about human rights, mental health, activism and adjusting to COVID-19 regulations as a young person.
August 2020: Interviewed for the ‘Teenage Take Podcast’ which aired on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Conversing about slavery and human trafficking, focusing on how young people, businesses and governments play huge roles in the fight against this crime.
August 2020: Stolen Dreams featured on ‘Saving Jane Fest’ – an event organised by Saving Jane (an anti-slavery organisation in the Untied States) for the launch of their new educational app and programme which raises awareness about human trafficking.
August 2020: Stolen Dreams was featured on Unsinkable (nonprofit organisation) for our work tackling slavery and human trafficking.
August 2020: Stolen Dreams was invited to deliver a keynote speech and to participate in a 2-week online event hosted by Teenagers4Change. Ishaan spoke about how slavery, human trafficking and climate change interlink. The 2-week event was designed to allow a group of teenagers to create and implement concepts tackling plastic pollution in our oceans.
July 2020: Keynote speaker and panelist at ‘London Climate Action Week: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Virtual Summit‘ – discussing Global Goal 1: No Poverty and Global Goal 13: Climate Action in relation to modern slavery, human trafficking and the rates of exploitation.
July 2020: Collaboration with Platform Inspires for a YouTube interview with Worldy Wise and four other young change makers regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement.
June 2020: Interviewed for a Canadian based YouTube series called ‘Mission Empower‘ which talks to young change makers about their activism journey.
June 2020: Interviewed for the ‘Stories of Us‘ podcast which is a student led initiative in the United States but airs globally.
May 2020: Interviewed for the British Asian Women’s Magazine Podcast (May Episode).
May 2020: Interviewed for the Purple Space Podcast series about changemakers.
May 2020: A series written about Stolen Dreams for the ‘Young Change Makers’ column in ‘The School Social’ magazine (page 2) which is distributed internationally online.
April 2020: Stolen Dreams launched a 7-episode podcast called ‘Hand Gel For Humanity’ on SoundCloud and YouTube. The purpose of this podcast was to simply provide young people company, some inspiration and laughter during the global pandemic.
April 2020: Stolen Dreams published a research document in a schools-circulated Economics magazine called ‘Equilibrium’ on: ‘The Economics of Supply Chain Slavery in the Fashion Industry’.
April 2020: Stolen Dreams participated in the International Justice Mission’s ‘Slave Free Lent’ campaign.
March 2020: Ishaan was invited to speak at the UK Houses of Parliament, to the House of Commons for an International Women’s Day Debate on gender equality and freedom from the constraints of toxic masculinity. He was the youngest speaker of 20 speakers who were all experts in their fields from social media influencers to news personalities and entrepreneurs.
March 2020: Stolen Dreams was interviewed for an article on ‘InFocus’ on the topic of sustainability.
March 2020: Stolen Dreams gave an interactive assembly to children aged 11-18 on modern slavery and human trafficking.
March 2020: Stolen Dreams organised and spoke on a school-wide panel with five other young people from five different faiths with an aim to promote universal religious harmony and tolerance.
February 2020: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 13-16 on International Red Hand Day about the issue of child soldiers, giving them tangible calls to action.
February 2020: Stolen Dreams was invited to be on London Live News for our anti-slavery efforts and winning a Global Youth Award.
February 2020: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 13-16 on the topic of climate change and the crucial role we as citizens play to help tackle this crisis.
January 2020: Ishaan became an official Ambassador for the United Nations TogetherBand campaign for Sustainable Development Goal 8: ‘Sustainable Development and Economic Growth’.
January 2020: Ishaan was featured as a ‘Green Leader’ for my conservation work as a part of Groundwork Youth’s community engagement branch.
December 2019: Stolen Dreams was invited to do a performance art piece on modern slavery. We did a creative, interactive piece at the Mall Galleries on ‘Freedom: What Does it Mean to You?’ as a part of a charity fundraising gala for UK Youth.
December 2019: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to 6th Form students (16-18 years old) on climate change and how we as citizens can play a part in tackling this crisis.
November 2019: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 7-11 on the topic of modern slavery and human trafficking, urging them as young citizens to take action.
November 2019: Speech to children aged 13-16 on the topic of ‘Role Models’.
November 2019: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 13-16 on the topic of ‘Gratitude’.
August 2019: Stolen Dreams published a research document on anti-slavery policy in the UK published in a school-circulated ‘Law Review’ magazine.
October 2019: Ishaan was invited to speak at a Super Sisters event on the topic of ‘Religious Harmony’ to community leaders, politicians, adults and children.
October 2019: Recipient of a Global Youth Award for ‘Empowering Leadership’ and my work on tackling slavery today.
September 2019: Ishaan became an official member of Barnet Youth Council.
September 2019: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 11-18 on the importance of service to others.
April 2019: Stolen Dreams participated in the International Justice Mission’s ‘Slave Free Lent’ campaign.
March 2019: Stolen Dreams was invited to take part in Youth Underground’s (an anti-trafficking organisation based in Switzerland) social media campaign about ‘Freedom’.
February 2019: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 7-11 on the topic of ‘Plastic Pollution’, giving the children information about how this issue affects us but also how we can each play a part in tackling this.
January 2019: Stolen Dreams was invited to take part in Youth Underground’s (an anti-trafficking organisation based in Switzerland) annual social media campaign.
November 2018: Stolen Dreams carried out a sponsored 72-hour silence during school time to raise money for Keech Hospice Care. Ishaan managed to raise over £3,000. Thank you to everyone who supported us!
July 2018: Ishaan was the recipient of an ‘Integrity Award’ for his character and social impact work.
April 2018: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to children aged 11-18 on the topic of selflessness and service to others.
March 2018: Stolen Dreams was interviewed on ‘The Trafficking Dispatch’ Podcast which raises awareness about human trafficking to university students in America.
June 2017: Ishaan was the recipient of an Economics Award for the establishment of Stolen Dreams and their work in tackling modern slavery.
March 2017: Stolen Dreams delivered a speech to school Governors on modern slavery and human trafficking and the importance of mobilising schools in tackling it.
March 2017: Stolen Dreams launched!