7 days and 7 faces of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Friday, 12 June 2015
7 days of slavery
A summary of my Twitter campaign that focused on one of seven different faces of modern slavery each day of the week, including sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, criminal exploitation, domestic servitude, organ harvesting, forced labour and debt bondage, and child exploitation.



Day 1 - Sexual exploitation
Frequently through prostitution where women, men and children are placed into off-street brothels and forced to see many clients and receive little or no money.

sexual exploitation

Day 2 - Labour exploitation
Where victims are forced to work very long hours and often have to hand over all of their wages to the trafficker - sweatshop factories, construction sites, farm work and paving/tarmacking.

Day 3 - Criminal exploitation
Vulnerable individuals forced to work in criminal enterprises such as cannabis factories, theft (shoplifting), credit card and ATM fraud, DVD pirating and begging.

Day 4 - Domestic servitude
Victims who live and work in households where they are forced to work through threats of serious harm and physical/sexual assaults.

Day 5 - Organ harvesting
Where persons are trafficked in order to sell their body parts and organs for transplants - includes eggs, kidneys and eyes.

Day 6 - Forced labour and Debt bondage
Victims are forced to work against their will to pay off debts they will never realistically be able to and often includes the illegal acquisition of government benefits applied for in their name.

Day 7 - Child exploitation
Children are amongst the most vulnerable victims and often sold into forced labour or domestic work through debt bondage by family members where they can be at risk of sexual or physical abuse.


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2018 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery    30 October 18
TISC Report Member    24 October 18
The Transparency In Supply Chains    27 July 18
Workshop on Aviation and Hospitality Sectors' Response to Combatting Modern Slavery    26 June 18
Expert Witness Function    26 January 18
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery    02 December 17
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Speaking on Radio Sputnik's World Service    15 August 17
The UK’s ‘Inexcusable’ Failures in Support for Victims    04 May 17
Ethical Employment in Supply Chains    21 March 17
UK Modern Slavery Helpline and Resource Centre    21 March 17
Voice of Islam Radio Station    08 December 16
UK Anti-Slavery Day & Wales Anti-Slavery Conference 2016    27 October 16
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons    30 July 16
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Grace as Justice    04 April 16
Modern Slavery Forum    15 February 16
How to Avoid Forced Labour in your Supply Chain    08 February 16
Tackling Modern Slavery in the Hotel Sector in Wales    26 January 16
Transparency in Supply Chains – A Practical Guide    17 November 15
Home Office Notification of Modern Slavery Cases    11 November 15
Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner – Strategic Plan 2015-17    30 October 15
Steps Companies Should Take    13 October 15
Modern Slavery Act 2015    12 October 15
How widespread is forced labour in the UK    07 October 15
Typology Of Forced Labour    03 October 15
The Requirement for Transparency in Supply Chains    01 October 15
The 2015 International Association of Women Police conference    04 September 15
Diverse Cymru - Radio Cardiff interview    27 August 15
World Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings    05 August 15
#KnowTheSigns    24 July 15
Wales Anti-Slavery Conference 2015    20 July 15
Welsh Assembly Government Anti-Slavery Conference    17 June 15
7 days and 7 faces of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking    12 June 15
Tackling Hidden Labour Exploitation - Stronger Together Exeter Event    28 April 15
Human Trafficking Event    22 April 15
The Modern Slavery Bill is now law    22 April 15