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Last month, on Friday 18th October, the UK marked Anti-Slavery Day. This annual event was established recently by Act of Parliament. It was both a day to remember the anti-slavery campaign of the early nineteenth century and a day to challenge the phenome more ...
Martin Charlesworth
Blog 0413 Silouhette40 MILLION VICTIMS
Now we are going to try to put some numbers into the story to reinforce the sheer scale of the issue. The numbers are hard to grasp. It is estimated that there are about 40 million victims of human trafficking in the world today: more ...
Martin Charlesworth
Blog 0413 Chained handsTHE SCALE OF MODERN SLAVERY
One of the hardest things to grasp about modern slavery (also known as human trafficking) is the sheer scale of what is going in around the world. Let’s take a hard look at a few of the key facts. One of the first things to work out is how many forms of t more ...
Martin Charlesworth
In this post I am going to compare modern trafficking with the enslavement of black Africans during the time of European imperialism in the Americas. The reason for making this comparison is that it will help us to understand the significance of today’s t more ...
Martin Charlesworth
Blog 0413 CaughtMODERN SLAVERY
This is the start of a short series on human trafficking. No thinking person and especially no socially aware Christian will have any doubt that human trafficking is a serious modern problem. It is also one of the most barbaric forms of exploitation in ou more ...
Martin Charlesworth