Tuesday, December 1, 2015

International Day for Abolition of Slavery

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Child labour in Myanmar. Photo: ILO/Marcel Crozet
While you have been slaving over your textbooks, there have been other much more difficult forms of slavery happening around the world. The 2nd of December is International Day for Abolition of Slavery.

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

JCU library has a range of resources on contemporary slavery. A good introduction is The anti-slavery project: from the slave trade to human trafficking.

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