Oct. 18th 2014 marked Anti-Slavery Day in the U.K. and Anti-Trafficking Day in Europe. It provides an opportunity to highlight the significance of the global anti-slavery movement at a time when there are more people in slavery than in the entire 350-year history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Strong commitment and effort to eradicate forced labour from supply chains, end bonded labor in India, and sex trafficking in Europe have been ongoing but need to be relentless; legislation alone is not sufficient. Only when direct multisectoral action is taken to combat this largely hidden and brutal crime can absolute freedom be delivered to all those enslaved by the hands of others. Read more:- Human Trafficking on the Home Front (USA). http://www.lamag.com/longform/gone-girls/
- UK human trafficking strategy agreed: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-29651780
-Slavery in The United Kingdom: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-thevathasan/taking-action-against-tra_b_6008212.html?utm_hp_ref=tw