WORLDWIDE, THERE
ARE AN ESTIMATED
30 MILLION PEOPLE
IN SLAVERY TODAY
So where did it all begin?
Throughout history people, when faced with injustice,
have been inspired to take action. Because of those
actions ‘we’ have been able to embark on a journey
of education. That education has opened our eyes
to the suffering of millions of people worldwide
which has enabled those messages to reach
the powers that be and affect real change
through legislation.
2575BC
500BC
1380
1444
1526
In 1526 Spanish explorers bring
the first African slaves to a Spanish
settlement in what was to become
the United States.
1759
1780
1787
1788
1791
1804
1787
Josiah Wedgwood, the famous
potter and abolitionist, produced
a ceramic of a kneeling male
slave in chains with the slogan
"Am I not a man and a brother?"
Later, women campaigners
secured production of a similar
ceramic brooch with the caption
"Am I not a woman and a sister?"
1807
1814
1820
The Slavery Abolition Act
1834
1840
1848
1850
1863
1888
1919
1923
1927
1930
1936
1939-45
1948
1949
1833
“Thank God that I should have lived to witness the day
in which England is willing to give 20 million sterling for
the abolition of slavery” William Wilberforce
1900-50
Abolition spreads    worldwide
1996
1997
2000
2001
2005
2008
2009
2011
1999
The first global analysis of contemporary
slavery and its role in the global economy,
Disposable People: New Slavery in the
Global Economy is published by Kevin Bales,
a professor based in London. After seven
years of research he estimates that there
are 27 million people in slavery globally.
2012
The Row for Freedom crew succeeds in breaking
two world records after rowing the Atlantic Ocean
to raise awareness of human trafficking and modern
day slavery. This was the first Sport for Freedom campaign.
2013
The story continues...
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