Modern-day slavery

Educate to help eradicate

25 January 2018 | Deshaun Hancock | , ,

Although, by law, slavery was abolished over 150 years ago; modern day slavery still exists in many forms and accumulates £111 billion in illegal profits globally each year. The International Labour Organization estimates that there are 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally.

  • 68% of them are trapped in forced labour
  • 26% of them are children
  • 55% are women and girls

In December 2016, President Obama proclaimed January as the US National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, culminating with National Freedom Day on 1 February. Anti-slavery day was also established in 2010 in the UK, through the Anti-slavery Day Act and takes place on 18 October. The aim of a national day is to raise awareness of the need to abolish all forms of slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

One of the most effective ways to combat slavery and trafficking is by educating people to recognise the signs and telling them how to report potential incidents. Noticing what can seem like small and insignificant details could make a huge impact and potentially save lives.

Walkgrove has worked with a number of organisations to develop learning and development solutions in this area and is dedicated to being part of the change that eradicates human trafficking. We offer a variety of generic modules on modern slavery in our Ready to Go suite. If you would like to view these, please contact us.

Walkgrove is also currently working with a leading UK airport operator as well as global services provider, Ingeus UK, to develop bespoke e-learning modules around the awareness of modern slavery.

As part of one of these solutions, we have incorporated clips from this excellent Home Office video

Modern Slavery is closer than you think: Understanding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking