End modern slavery: Five ways to help us on World Day against Trafficking

On 30 July we mark World Day Against People Trafficking. Paul Sheehan, Anti-Slavery International’s Individual Giving Manger, explains how we can all make a difference to help end modern slavery around the world.

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It’s true that ending slavery isn’t an easy task. However, we can all take steps to help empower survivors and put an end to modern slavery.

Through these five simple steps, you can join the movement to end modern slavery as a dedicated anti-slavery champion.

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1. Arm yourself with knowledge

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When it comes to modern slavery, the more we know about it in all its forms, the more we can do to end it.

That’s why it’s vital that we learn as much as we can. But don’t worry, we’re here to help!

Why not start by taking our short quiz on modern slavery?

It’s easy to follow and will help you learn more about this global issue. By arming yourself with knowledge, you’ll be playing a vital part in the fight against modern slavery.

2. Learn to spot the signs

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Sadly, slavery is happening all around us. And one of the reasons it persists is because it’s easy to hide.

We need to be vigilant and know what to do if we suspect that people around us are being forced into labour and controlled by others – after all, we can’t end modern slavery if we don’t know how to spot it.

Learn the signs of modern slavery here so you can take action in someone’s time of need.

3. Join the movement to end modern slavery

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At Anti-Slavery International, we help support victims and survivors of modern slavery by tackling its root causes, running programmes to help people rebuild their lives, and put pressure on governments and businesses to protect vulnerable people.

None of this would be possible without our members and their ongoing support. By joining our movement today, you’ll be helping people to live their lives in freedom, away from slavery.

4. Flex your consumer muscles

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As a consumer, you have more power than you think.

Find out what your favourite brands are doing to make sure their goods and services are slavery-free by checking if they have a modern slavery statement on their website. If not, drop them an email or give them a call.

This is a critical area of our work. With the help of our supporters, we have helped big businesses like Asos and Marks & Spencer to commit to working hard to protect workers throughout their supply chains.

So, let’s keep up the momentum!

5. Spread the word

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Knowledge is power. So, share everything you know about modern slavery with friends, families and colleagues.

Encourage them to take action themselves and become anti-slavery champions. With their support – and yours! – we really can help end modern slavery.

Share this blog today with your networks and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook too!


Without the generosity of our donors and time and passion offered by our volunteers, none of our work to bring an end to modern slavery would be possible.

Thank you for your vital support and don’t forget: you can make a crucial difference.

By following these five simple steps, together, we can help build a future free from slavery for everyone, everywhere, always.