Anti-Slavery Day was created to raise awareness of modern slavery and to inspire government, business and individuals to eliminate it.
Anti-Slavery Day was created in 2010 by a Private Members Bill introduced by Anthony Steen CBE, then MP for Totnes. Since then it has grown significantly and each year more and more charities, individuals, local authorities and police forces take action to mark Anti-Slavery Day.
The Guardian Global Development Professionals Network is a supporter of UK Anti Slavery Day. The Guardian, in partnership with Humanity United, has launched a new global forum called Modern-day slavery in focus. Modern-day slavery is a crime that reaches into every community in the world: from the products we buy to the people with whom we share our towns and cities. Join the debate here and help bring modern-day slavery to an end