More than 200 years since the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the shocking reality is that new forms of slavery are still prevalent today.
It is estimated that there are currently at least 12 million men, women and children in slavery around the world. The modern face of slavery includes forced labour, sexual slavery, child labour, bonded labour, forced marriage and descent-based slavery.
Age group: 14+
A lesson of activities to raise awareness of modern forms of slavery, with a particular focus on trafficking, a modern day slave trade and one of the fastest growing forms of slavery. Explores how traffickers use deception or coercion to take people away from their homes and how victims are then forced into a situation of exploitation, such as forced labour or prostitution.
Slavery Today (English) | Caethwasiaeth Heddiw (Welsh)
Slavery Today (Scottish Curriculum for Excellence) | Trailleachd An-Diugh (Gaelic)
A new Amnesty report highlights the extent of human sex trafficking taking place not only in Welsh cities, but small communities across the country.
The report launches a campaign to ensure that the Welsh Assembly Government provides secure accommodation and support services to help the victims of this brutal practice. Welsh schools can play a vital role by pressing their local Assembly Members to take up the matter.
Find out more about the report
Anti-Slavery International website: Lesson plans and school assembly ideas on historical and contemporary examples of slavery plus a link to Breaking the Silence, a website on the Transatlantic slave trade for KS 3/4 students.
Story: Chaga and the Chocolate Factory: A new illustrated story for primary school children from Stop The Traffik. Chaga's dream of earning a living and supporting his family becomes a nightmare when he falls into the clutches of the traffickers.
American Anti-Slavery Group website: An interactive world map for students to investigate common products of forced labour today.
Please note that these resources are not necessarily endorsed by Amnesty International UK.