Lessons from the Survivor Inclusion Initiative (SII) in the UK, US, and Canada

Dohoney Byrne, Sarah (2022). Lessons from the Survivor Inclusion Initiative (SII) in the UK, US, and Canada. United Nations University.

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    Author Dohoney Byrne, Sarah
    Title Lessons from the Survivor Inclusion Initiative (SII) in the UK, US, and Canada
    Publication Date 2022-09-13
    Place of Publication New York
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 20
    Language eng
    Abstract The Survivor Inclusion Initiative (SII) is a financial access project launched in September 2019 in the UK, US, and Canada by the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research. SII brings together financial institutions and survivor support organizations (SSOs) to work towards a shared aim of facilitating survivors’ access to basic banking services, such as checking and savings accounts. This close collaboration enables safe and reliable engagement with survivors, and has resulted in changed banking practice such as trauma-informed practices and simplified or alternative customer due diligence. The SII is now in its third year of operations. To mark this anniversary and learn from challenges and successes so far, an independent Expert Review was commissioned by FAST and took place between November 2021 and April 2022. The Review aims were to help advance the SII's goals of achieving financial inclusion of human trafficking survivors and increasing stakeholder participation. The following briefing highlights some of the insights that were gathered.
    Keyword Financial inclusion
    Financial empowerment
    Modern slavery
    Human trafficking
    Anti-money laundering
    Survivors of Exploitation
    Financial institutions
    Banks and banking
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISBN 9789280865714
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