This year, Anti-Slavery Week will run from 14th-20th October.
Join Stronger Together in marking Anti-Slavery Day on the 18 October by showing how everyone can make one positive change. Through collaboration and partnership together.
It is estimated that there are now 50 million people living in conditions of modern slavery, an increase of 10 million people since the Global Slavery Index was published in 2018. Global issues such as conflict, climate change and authoritarian regimes have increased risk for workers, leaving them more vulnerable to exploitation.
Identifying Labour Exploitation: A New Animation
We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Migrant Help, we have created a new animation: ‘Identifying Labour Exploitation’. This new animation will support businesses in raising awareness of the signs of labour exploitation throughout their operations and supply chains.
Criminals constantly change their tactics to evade detection. It is essential that businesses remain vigilant to exploitation with clear response plans and policies in place to support workers to raise the alarm when they spot signs of exploitation. Therefore, we encourage businesses to use and share this free resource throughout worker inductions, and as part of modern slavery training. Additional subtitled language versions will be available at a later date.
What is Anti-Slavery Day?
Anti-Slavery Day takes place every year on the 18 October. Anti-Slavery Day is part of Anti-Slavery week, a UK and European awareness week, which this year runs from 14 – 20 October 2024.
In 2010, an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom introduced a national day to raise awareness of the need to eradicate all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation. Today, we continue to raise awareness of these issues, highlighting good practice and shining a spotlight on new guidance available to support businesses.
How can you get involved this year?
It only takes one step to make a positive change. Make a commitment to your colleagues, partners, and customers showing the action your organisation is taking towards tackling forced labour.
This page will be updated regularly with new content and resources your organisation can use and download. For all enquiries, please get in touch below.