The Hummingbird Foundation was established in 2014 by the Mathias family to support innovative community action in preventing human trafficking in West Bengal, India. Hummingbird’s aim is to reduce human trafficking by targeting the systemic attitudes and processes that create or exacerbate vulnerability. This aim is embodied in the creation of a Prevention of Trafficking Model as a key methodology to evolve and replicate Hummingbird’s work. With dedicated teams in India and the UK, Hummingbird’s approach is to foster robust partnerships with non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations, and relevant government bodies.
Hummingbird sees itself as an enabler that can convene, communicate and collaborate with these stakeholders for maximum impact. Hummingbird partners with local organisations to build communities that promote gender equality and resilience against the core drivers of human trafficking.