August 4, 2016, by Sarah Stubbings

British government sets up taskforce to fight against modern slavery

Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has set up a task force to coordinate the government’s response to contemporary slavery. Funding of £33m will be targeted at tackling the routes of the people-trafficking trade in countries such as Nigeria. There is estimated to be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK.

As the Prime Minister says “this is the great human rights issue of our time”. Here at the University Of Nottingham, we are looking at how to end slavery worldwide in our online course, Ending Slavery, which is open for registration now. In this four-week course starting on 17 October 2016, you’ll learn from experts at the cutting edge of human rights research, and you’ll investigate the complex systems that sustain slavery today.

Currently, nearly 46 million people around the world are enslaved: forced to work against their will for no pay. Enrol for the course to find out how you can help to make a difference to this major international issue.

Register and find out more about Ending Slavery here.


(Image courtesy of Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department)

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