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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of July, repeating indefinitely
30 July every year: Raising awareness of human trafficking victims and the protection of their rights
The first World Day Against Trafficking in Persons was marked on 30 July 2014.
According to the World Day Against Trafficking web page: “At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims.”
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has established the Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking which includes factsheets and other resources.
If you would like some ideas to help your school mark World Day Against Trafficking and learn about slavery past and present, have a read through our articles about the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Child Labour or Migration and Trafficking.
The following case study may also inspire you:
» Exploring slavery through Art and History at Key Stage 3 (secondary special needs, 11-14)