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Council raises awareness of Anti-Slavery

Published: 20/10/2016

Flintshire County Council has marked Anti-Slavery Day 2016 at a recent Council meeting. Councillors Christine Jones and Billy Mullin, both members of the Corporate Safeguarding Panel, read out a joint statement during the Full Council meeting on 19 October to raise awareness of the issues of slavery and exploitation in the modern world. Tuesday 18 October is Anti-Slavery Day. This date coincides with the 10th European Union’s Anti-Trafficking Day. The statement read: “It is of grave concern to this Council that, despite the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade over 200 years ago, modern-day slavery still exists in the UK, and overseas, today. Human trafficking and exploitation is a major issue, with children, women and men being victims of terrible abuse. This Council urges residents of Flintshire and beyond to be proactive in our fight against it, as this is an issue which concerns us all.” Anti-Slavery Day was created to raise awareness of modern slavery and to inspire government, business and individuals to eliminate it. More information can be found at the following websites: lang=en