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SI Cambridge at Modern Day Slavery summit

SI Cambs Anti slavery summit Oct 15Cambridge Soroptimists joined police and other organisations at an anti-slavery summit aimed at raising awareness among villagers in South Cambridgeshire. They were told there could be 13,000 people kept in appalling conditions and forced to work in fear in the UK.

More than 80 delegates were told that action under Modern Day Slavery laws revealed people working in farms, car washes, domestic service and the sex trade.

During the past twelve months, Cambridge Soroptimists have raised awareness of MDS by asking the City Council to display posters aimed at trafficked women in 100 ladies toilets and distributed stickers to more than 200 cab drivers.

Club members have partnered with Purple Teardrop and “Stop the Traffick” campaigns and are finding new ways to reach trafficked women and girls with leaflets.