Sarah Champion: To end slavery we must work with our international partners
Today is Anti-Slavery Day.
The Home Office estimates that there are approximately 13,000 people in the UK who are slaves. That means 13,000 men, women and children living lives that are not their own. Forced to work, forced to marry, or forced into the sex trade. Many of these people have been trafficked here from other countries or lured by false promises of jobs, education, even loving relationships; others are vulnerable people from this country. All victims have one thing in common – they are no longer treated as humans but are treated as commodities to be used for the benefit, profit and gratification of others.
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