Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Day 2019
According to the Global Slavery Index, in 2016, at any given time, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide were in modern slavery, including 136,000 in the UK. However, last year only 6993 potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking were identified in the UK, including 61 in Gloucestershire.
National Anti-Slavery Day is on 18th October, and to mark this the Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Partnership (GASP) are holding an event for partners and the local community to find out more about modern slavery and human trafficking in Gloucestershire, hear the stories of survivors, and discover what everyone can do to stamp out the slavery in our midst.
- 5pm - Refreshments and exhibition stands
- 5:30pm - Opening by the Gloucestershire Anti-Slavery Partnership
- Unseen, leading anti-slavery charity highlighting the stories of survivors
- Bishop of Tewkesbury, The Rt Revd Robert Springett on the Clewer Initiative, the church's anti-slavery initiative
- Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chris Brierley
- 7pm - Close
There will be a small exhibition about the history of slavery and trafficking in Gloucestershire from the Heritage Hub as well as representatives from Victim Support and local Abolition Groups.
Places are free but limited so book yours now and share the event with those who may be interested.