• Orlaith Comer

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

By presidential proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It’s a time for us all to educate ourselves, spread the message, to learn the signs of trafficking and slavery, and to know where to report it if you think someone may be a victim.

Hope for Justice have lots of downloadable resources and training for businesses on their website, you can check them out here.

Slavery is often considered a historic issue, but there is much work to be done to stop modern slavery and being aware is the key to prevention. Forced labour is one of the most common forms of slavery in the UK, fuelled by a drive for cheap products with no regard for the people behind them. Trafficking into crime is becoming another common issue in the UK, where children in the UK are being trafficked into drug gangs.

Change starts with us, the everyday person. Awareness is key and spotting the signs of slavery and trafficking could save someone’s life. Please share as far and wide as you can, let’s make a difference! Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority have lots of information on their website on how to spot the signs of slavery and trafficking, which you can see here.

You can also help by donating to ensure the ongoing vital services that Hope for Justice provide, by either a one off donation or by becoming a regular monthly donor.

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