The PROJECT FUTURES Stella Fella campaign is about educating and encouraging men and boys to make better choices. The campaign calls on all people, but men and boys in particular, to recognise that violence against and the exploitation of fellow men, women and children is a crime and will not be tolerated in our community.
PROJECT FUTURES invites men and boys in our community to stand up and say NO:
- NO to human trafficking
- NO to exploitation
- NO to modern slavery
Stella Fella has been running for six years in partnership with The Salvation Army's Trafficking and Slavery Safe House and has raised more than $575,000 to support this important cause.
Violence and exploitation against women is a growing concern in both local communities and abroad.
Many people believe human trafficking is something that occurs somewhere else, but Australia remains a destination for women and girls subjected to sex trafficking and increasingly for men and women subjected to forced labour.
This conversation is so important because:
1 in 5 women have experienced sexual violence in Australia
Human trafficking is the fastest growing organised crime industry
An estimated 45.8 million people enslaved in our world today
Wear a bow tie to work, school or a social event in July to join a movement celebrating the men and boys in our community who proudly say NO to violence, exploitation and modern day slavery.
Purchase a bow tie clip hand made by a social enterprise in Cambodia that employs survivors of sexual exploitation and slavery. By supporting this cause we are creating a full circle of support for women who need economic independence.
Be bold, take a stand, wear a bow tie on a Friday in July.
Former professional rugby league footballer with a nine year career playing for the Brisbane Broncos. Nick has been involved with PROJECT FUTURES since 2012 when he went over to Cambodia and participated on an international half marathon collectively raising $50,000 with a group of friends. Nick most recently helped lead our 2015 Cycle Challenge across Cambodia raising another $50,000!
A professional actor best know for his role as Spencer in Home and Away, Andrew is more than just a well known face. He is passionate about animal and human rights and is an ambassador for three charities alongside PROJECT FUTURES. Although Andrew boosts a social media following in the hundreds of thousands globally, he is a down to earth country boy with a background in civil engineering. Andrew also participated in our 2015 Cambodian Cycle Challenge raising over $8000 for our work! He was a keynote speaker at last year's Rookie Stella Fella Day, which we are hosting again in 2016!
A television presenter best know for his current role as co-host of popular morning music program The Loop, Scott has been a face that many of us know and love. He has been an ambassador of PROJECT FUTURES since 2013 when he co-hosted our Stella Fella Finals Party and subsequently became one of our most engaged ambassadors. In 2015 Scott signed up for the Cambodian Cycle Challenge and teamed up with the Urban Rec Sports Group to host a Dodgeball Comp raising $7500 for our work! Watch his journey on youtube across Cambodia here:
PROJECT FUTURES would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our 2016 partners. These organisations share our vision to see a world free from human trafficking, violence against women and exploitation.
If you are interested to support our 2016 Stella Fella campaign, please download our partnership and sponsorship opportunities here and contact Renee Funnell, Partnership Manager to discuss.
Mobile: 0478 344 330
The Safe House provides supported accommodation for women in Sydney who have been victim to slavery in Australia. The Freedom Advocates project empowers survivors to engage in advocacy activities aimed at ending human trafficking and slavery. The goal is to ensure survivors are given a voice in the creation of programs and policies designed to assist them.