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The trafficking of women and girls, into and through Britain and other countries, for forced prostitution, has increased enormously. Some slavery, involving debts, passes from father to son. Children are enslaved in making hand-knotted carpets and in much physically  demanding and dangerous work. Governments have agreed not to allow slavery. Many don't care, cannot take the necessary action, or suffer from corruption.

Some 27 million children, women and men are held in slavery - not only in Africa, South Asia and South America, but in at least 40 different countries, including Britain, France and the United States. They are held by force or threat of force and are unable to leave. They are owned or controlled. Well-known retailers take trouble to try to avoid any of their manufactured goods containing slave labour. So, your shirt may not have been made with slave labour. But what about the cotton production? There is some slave labour in many crops traded on world markets, such as cotton, tea, coffee and cocoa. The only way to be sure is to buy fairly-traded products. But that does not get to the root of slavery.   

The trafficking of women and girls, into and through Britain and other countries, for forced prostitution, has increased enormously. Some slavery, involving debts, passes from father to son. Children are enslaved in making hand-knotted carpets and in much physically demanding and dangerous work. Governments have agreed not to allow slavery. Many don't care, cannot cope, or suffer from corruption. 
 
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To see a range of everyday items produced through slavery (and the countries involved), click  here

There are plenty of good books. One is Modern Slavery, by Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd and Alex Kent Williamson, published by Oneworld Publications (2009) - ISBN 978-1-85168-641-4.

You can help by telling other people, buying carefully, and campaigning. Anti-Slavery International, a registered charity, and the world's oldest human rights organisation, is leading the fight internationally. It has a good website which is well worth visiting.

Anti-Slavery International has a good website which is well worth a visit. Click on the Links page for other useful contacts.

From the family prayers of William Wilberforce (1759 -1833): "We pray to Thee for all the dark corners of the earth, for all who are suffering under the evils of slavery, or from injustice or cruelty of any kind".       --- As relevant today as 200 years ago.

 A way of helping is to make on-line purchases of goods and services through the easyfundraising portal for the benefit of The Wyndham Charitable Trust. After signing up, select The Wyndham Charitable Trust, and you will then  be able to click on Amazon, or choose from many other retailers and service providers.

If you wish to DONATE, to help end slavery, please do so through the registered charity The Wyndham Charitable Trust. Similarly, using the search engine Easysearch or Everyclick will help.

 
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