Modern Slavery: Hidden in Plain Sight : 25 Sep, ONLINE

September 25, 2020 | 2:00 pm 3:00 pm


Caritas Plymouth would like to invite you to join a one-hour event to find out more about modern slavery in rural areas and in the shipping industry, with a focus on Cornwall and Plymouth. 

The event will take place from 2-3pm on Friday 25 September via Zoom.

Presenters will include Caroline Virgo from the Clewer Initiative, Ann Donnelly from The Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris and Deborah Fisher OBE from Caritas Plymouth.

The event will offer the chance to discuss the challenge of modern slavery and to share resources and ideas about how parishes and individuals  can tackle this issue.

Please register your details  HERE  to receive joining instructions

40.3 million people are estimated to be trapped in some form of modern slavery in the world today. 136,000 victims estimated in the UK (according to the Global Slavery Index). 6,993 potential victims found in 2018 (UK). People end up trapped in modern slavery because they are vulnerable to being tricked, trapped and exploited, often as a result of poverty and exclusion. It is these external circumstances that push people into taking risky decisions in search of opportunities to provide for their families, or are simply pushed into jobs in exploitative conditions. Modern slavery exists everywhere but we can do something about it.

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