Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Slavery (CSMS) at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Dr Carole Murphy has organised the event in collaboration with the Wonder Foundation to raise awareness of Modern Slavery for Anti-Slavery Day on 18th October.
Dr Murphy has organised the conference entitled ‘Anti-Slavery Day: An Interactive Conference for Young People’ to raise awareness of key topics, such as human trafficking and modern forms of slavery.
The day will begin with presentations from a number of expert speakers, including Garry Smith from the Medaille Trust, Mary Honeyball MEP, Fr Mark Odion from the Santa Marta Group and Helene Miller from the Metropolitan Police. This will be followed by workshops led by young people in the afternoon to inspire action.
Dr Murphy recently presented her report A Game of Chance: Long Term Support for Survivors of Modern Slavery in the Houses of Parliament. The event, hosted by Lord McColl of Dulwich, saw Dr Murphy present to a number of prominent organisations in the modern slavery field, including The Human Trafficking Foundation.
Despite slavery being illegal, it is estimated that 21 million people around the world are still living as slaves today. Launched in 2010 as an Act of the UK Parliament, Anti-Slavery Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery and the exploitation that many still endure to this day.
Each year, the UK and other EU countries highlight the challenges of modern-day slavery and human trafficking on the 18th of October.
Tickets are free, please book online at: wonderfoundation.org.uk/asd