There is a new platform initiated by the Evening Standard that shows Londoners that they have the power to help stop modern-day slavery. The innovative online tool was developed with anti-slavery advocates Freedom United and offers advice on detecting signs and helping victims.
“It also invites the capital to join an awareness-boosting walk for freedom on October 14, and to call on policymakers and businesses to introduce better protections to prevent abuse and support victims. Readers can also learn how to uncover for themselves products made using slave labor, and demand that firms issue clear details of their supply chains. Leading lights in anti-slavery today called on Londoners to be the eyes and ears in the fight against the scourge.”
Professor Gary Craig, a founding fellow at Hull’s Wilberforce Institute for Slavery and Emancipation, explained, “Most people don’t know modern slavery is going on or what it looks like. But everybody can do something about it. He added, “Everybody reading the Evening Standard can be reasonably sure there is a brothel with trafficked women within two or three miles of where they live.