18 Oct 2016
18 October every year: Raising awareness of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Whilst the transatlantic slave trade was outlawed in 1807 and slavery is prohibited internationally by Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, there are still an estimated 12.3 million people across the world in slavery today, forced to work for little or no pay.
The UK Anti-Slavery Day Act was passed into law in April 2010, and the first Anti-Slavery Day took place on 18 October 2010. The Day aims to raise awareness of the dangers and consequences of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. Find out more on the Anti Slavery Day website >>
If you would like some ideas to help your school mark Anti-Slavery Day and learn about slavery past and present, have a read through our articles about the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Child Labour or Migration and Trafficking.
The following case studies may also inspire you:
» Studying child workers in Wales and the Ivory Coast (primary)
» Researching child labour issues with a partner school in Paraguay (primary)
» Exploring slavery through Art and History at Key Stage 3 (secondary special needs, 11-14)
Raising awareness of Human trafficking, modern day slavery and building on the Gift Box event. A market stall, with displays of photos from the gift box, Purple Teardrop and “Stop the Traffik” was set up on the market