Anti Slavery International 180 Today

Founded in 1839 by Thomas Clarkson and other abolitionists who successfully campaigned to end the transatlantic slave trade, Anti Slavery International is the oldest international human rights organisation in the world.

Over the past 180 years, they’ve achieved so much, from ending systems of slavery in Belgian Congo, Peru and China, to outlawing the traditional form of sexual slavery in Niger only last month.

Yet, they’re not celebrating. We have 40 million reasons not to celebrate. That’s the estimated number of people trapped in slavery worldwide. 

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