Every 18th October celebrates the UK Anti-Slavery Day & the efforts to raise awareness of human trafficking & to do all we can to eradicate this scourge on our society.
It was created by the Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.
It 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.
Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.
EMSmastery are proud to support Anti-Slavery Day this year & to encourage all its followers to support it too.
Today (18 October 2019) is an opportunity to recognise the winners of the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards 2019 for work which brings important awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking while respecting the dignity of survivors whose stories are being told.
BEST WRITTEN OPINION PIECE DEALING WITH MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Government’s victim protection scheme is deeply flawed. It needs reform.
Luis C.deBaca, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
BEST written news PIECE DEALING WITH MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Modern slavery victims ‘drawn back into exploitation’ after Home Office slashes support
May Bulman, The Independent
BEST investigative article DEALING WITH MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Organ trafficking in Egypt: “They locked me in and took my kidney.”
Sean Columb, University of Liverpool, published in the Guardian
BEST MULTIMEDIA PIECE DEALING WITH MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Life After Slavery
Kieran Guilbert, Shanshan Chen, Thomson Reuters Foundation
BEST FILM DEALING WITH MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Renegade Pictures, shown on BBC Two
For further information, please visit humantraffickingfoundation.org