Anti-Slavery Day, 18th October, 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. It was created by the British Anti-Slavery Day Act, a Private Members Bill introduced Anthony Steen CBE, now Chair of the Human Trafficking Foundation.
Each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.
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The Sydney Archdiocese is working to make the Sydney Church Slavery free. Find out more about Archbishop Fisher’s initiative here.
To learn about the many years of extensive advocacy work by Catholic Religious see ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans).