Tackling modern slavery #TheCoopWay
I love what the Co-operative do and how they use capital growth to help sustainable and sincere causes and charities around the world. People don’t like to admit that we use others as slaves. It is not taboo and needs to be out in the open. We should never under value or demean people or animals. It is abuse. Nothing less. Sheer abuse. I am just glad my sons respect others. I would be ashamed to think they would be capable of stepping on people to get on in life.
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Today is national Anti-Slavery Day. Why does slavery need its own day? Well in the UK modern slavery is a rapidly growing criminal activity but we’re only just beginning to understand the scale of the crimes being committed. The National Crime Agency estimate that there are over 10,000 potential victims of slavery in the UK right now, with potential victims recorded in 2016 coming from 108 different countries.
So let me tell you something about modern slavery, what we’re doing as the Co-op, and how you can help too.
Slavery is the second biggest illegal trade in the world and it preys on the most vulnerable men, women and children destroying their lives by trapping them in crime, domestic slavery, the sex trade or forced labour. Figures show that 1 in 4 victims are children, whilst up to 34% of victims…
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