SIGN THE Slavery-Free London PLEDGE
The Slavery-Free London campaign aims to draw attention to the potential risk of an increase in modern slavery connected to the 2012 Games, and ensure more is done to put a stop it in the run up to, during and after the Games.
Slavery still exists in 21st century London with an estimated 5,000 people trafficked to the UK at any one time. Whilse some are forced into prostitution, increasing numbers are forced to work in construction, domestic work, cleaning, the restaurant trade, care, on farms and in factories. Many, including children, are forced to beg, commit street crime or cultivate cannabis.
Whilst the Games were a big success we want to make sure the legacy they leave is a slavery-free London.
I pledge my support to the Slavery-Free London
campaign and call on the Government and relevant authorities to ensure that the issues of slavery are properly addressed; more steps are taken to prevent the ongoing exploitation of vulnerable people; and the gaps in UK policy and practice that enable slavery to persist are closed. Click here to find out what measures the Slavery-Free London campaign is calling for.
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