Responding to modern slavery and human trafficking, in the West Midlands and beyond.
Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District. As well as offering support to survivors of modern slavery, we want to raise awareness about modern slavery in our local communities, to enable people to spot common signs and indicators, and to know how to respond and who to contact if they have concerns.
What does the name mean?
Adavu is the name for the basic steps in a form of classical Indian dance. We believe dance is an expression of freedom and beauty, telling its own unique story. Part of the power of dance is that this is strengthened when others join in. In the same way, we aim to work in collaboration with other local and national agencies. Together, we can support and empower women and men who have experienced trafficking and exploitation in taking the small steps to begin to transform their lives.
The Adavu Project is funded by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the Lloyds Foundation, the Church Urban Fund and individual donors and Churches.