Anti-Slavery International receives medal for ongoing work to end slavery

24 April 2007

Anti-Slavery International was awarded the Wilberforce Medal by the Wilberforce Lecture Trust on 24 April.

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams presented the Award to Anti-Slavery International Director Aidan McQuade at City Hall in Hull in recognition of Anti-Slavery International’s continuing work against slavery and “for pursuing the legacy of William Wilberforce” and that of the other abolitionists.

The Wilberforce Medal was established in 1995 in order to award individuals or organisations whose work has made an outstanding contribution towards human rights. Previous recipients include Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Clare Short MP.