On October 14, 2023 the fifth ‘Walk for Freedom’ was held in Bournemouth as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern-day slavery. One hundred and thirty people, one of them Soroptimist Claire Seymour, walked through the streets locally while awareness was raised similarly in 50 other countries. The organisers, A21 UK said “We refuse to sit back and allow human trafficking to prevail without a fight. We have radical hope that if we play our part, slavery can be eradicated in our lifetime. This is what Walk for Freedom is all about. It’s a day where thousands of people, in hundreds of cities, take millions of steps – causing a ripple effect of impact. Through your action, awareness was expanded, and people have been awoken to this injustice all across the globe.” A very worthy cause indeed.
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