Products of Slavery

KS3: ages 11-14KS4: ages 14-16KS5: ages 16+Website
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There are at least 12.3 million people, both children and adults, working in forced labour, a modern form of slavery.

Investigations show that forced labour is being used in 58 countries to produce 122 types of product.

This free poster and website from Anti-Slavery International show all the products, list the countries they come from and locates them on a map of the world. The poster explains what is meant by forced labour and briefly discusses the issues involved. The website goes into greater detail about each product, with examples of real people whose lives are affected.

Both the poster and the website are excellent resources to support discussions at secondary and post-16 level about issues such as interdependence, world trade, ethical consumerism and social justice.

 

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