We’re officially halfway through our 16 Days of Freedom, and I think there is no better way to celebrate than by talking about International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
What is International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2023?
The UN Day for the Abolition of Slavery is an annual observance that is threefold – eradicating modern and contemporary forms of slavery, raising awareness about human trafficking, and promoting the rights and dignity of all people. This day serves as a reminder and a call to action. A reminder that modern slavery still exists in countries like Australia and America. A call to action to do something to end the abuse, manipulation and exploitation of vulnerable people.
When is it?
The UN observes the Abolition of Slavery every year on 2 December. The focus of today 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.” It provides an opportunity for governments, organisations, and businesses across the world to come together and decide that modern slavery should not exist.
How to show your support this weekend
Participating in International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is a great way to show your support and raise your voice. There are many ways to get involved:
- Educate Yourself. Pouring time and energy into learning more about the many forms modern slavery takes on is a great place to start. Our articles tab has years’ worth of blogs that are a great starting point.
- Raise Awareness. Once you’ve set aside time to learn, share what you’re learning on social media or with friends and family.
- Support Organisations. Contribute to or volunteer with organisations working to combat modern slavery and support survivors. You can volunteer with us at The Freedom Hub here.
- Host Events. You can Host your own High Tea by emailing [email protected], and we will send you information and a fact sheet to read or distribute to your guests.
Day 8 of 16 Days of Freedom is done, and we are so grateful for every person who has joined along with us this week. We encourage you to read and share each article with friends and family, start asking questions about each issue or topic, and support local businesses involved in the 16 Days Campaign.
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