International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, observed every December 2nd, spotlights the pressing issue of modern slavery. Slavery is real. It exists and persists in various insidious forms, disproportionately affecting women and children. With a focus on contemporary slavery – like human trafficking, sexual exploitation and child labour – today has become a rallying point for international collaboration to totally eradicate slavery.


Data from the ILO reveals a huge surge in global forced labour and forced marriage, impacting an alarming 50 million people. This feeds into the mission; to forge a world where no one is born into slavery. It also underscores the urgency to protect vulnerable groups, like tribal minorities and people with disabilities. This is a call to build a future where freedom triumphs over exploitation and the chains of contemporary slavery are dismantled, ensuring dignity and autonomy for all.


Relevant Hashtags: 
#SlaveryAbolitionDay #JusticeForAll


Learn More: www.un.org/en/observances/slavery-abolition-day

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