Anti-Slavery Day – 18 October

Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern slavery, and encourage government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem.

Anti-Slavery Day is a huge day in the Soroptimist calendar with many Clubs taking part in activities to raise awareness.

In 2016 there were 40.3 million people in Modern Slavery. 71% were female. These stark figure show how important it is that we, as Soroptimists, work to raise awareness of this heinous crime.

If you’d like to get involved there are a range of ideas of The Purple Teardrop Campaign website. The Purple Teardrop Campaign is a Soroptimist International initiative aiming to make the public aware of the endemic nature of human trafficking.

The UN has committed to addressing the problems of migration, slavery and trafficking through the development of a Global Compact (GC) based on the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. Read the Blog written by Kay Richmond
Chairman United Kingdom Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) who attended the thematic review in Vienna 4-5 September.

Your Events

If you’re holding an event this year for Anti Slavery Day please email lisa@sigbi.org with the details and we’ll include on this page.

Social Media

  • Include @SIGBI1 and @Anti_Slavery in your Tweets