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Raising Awareness on Anti-Slavery Day

SI Bridgend hosted a coffee morning on Anti-Slavery Day, 17 October 2015, to raise awareness of Human Trafficking on our doorstep in South Wales.

The event attracted a large and influential audience, including Wales’ First Minister, Carwyn Jones AM. President Bethan introduced the three guest speakers who generated a great deal of interest and discussion:
Nici Evans from the Cardiff Partnership Board  who spoke on “Human Exploitation…..surely not in Wales?”
Stephen Chapman, Anti-Slavery Coordinator for the Welsh Government who spoke on “Working in Partnership to make Wales hostile to slavery” and
DS Paul Griffiths, Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Imperial who spoke in “Investigating Slavery: a brief overview of Operation Imperial”.

A very interesting and thought-provoking morning that achieved its aims of raising awareness – and raised a generous donation to Barnardos. Many thanks to everyone involved.

President Bethan deep in conversation
President Bethan deep in conversation
First Minister, honoured guests and keynote speakers
First Minister, honoured guests and keynote speakers
Deep in discussion
Deep in discussion