Today, March 25th, is International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Sadly though there are still slaves. Human slavery and trafficking does exist, even here in Australia! You might even know a slave without realising it. How could you tell? What makes a person a slave? What are the signs to look out for? What should you do if you meet someone who you think might be a slave?
Click the link to watch the video Slavery Happens Here on the Anti-slavery Australia website to find out.
“It’s estimated that 27 million people across the world could be considered slaves, and the industry of slavery and people trafficking, makes $US32 billion a year.” – Modern day slavery, ABC Radio National Transcript October 17, 2009 That is almost double the number of people who were taken from Africa during the slave trade!
Slavery today is worse than in the past!
Did you think that slavery was history? Did you know there are slaves in Australia today? Could you identify a slave if you met one? What would you do if you suspected someone you met was a slave?”