Human Trafficking and Exploitation Forum - Anti-Slavery Day 2018

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Human Trafficking and Exploitation Event – Anti-Slavery Day 18 October 2018


The crimes of human trafficking and exploitation are human rights abuses which have long-lasting and profoundly damaging effects on victims. Trafficking and exploitation are widespread throughout the world and also take place in communities here in Scotland.

This joint Scottish Government and COSLA event will:

  • Explore the potential for regional partnerships in Scotland and how they can be utilised to share good practice, raise awareness and tackle trafficking and exploitation;
  • Consider what research is available and in process related to human trafficking both here in Scotland and beyond; and
  • Focus on how businesses have a major role to play in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and exploitation.


The Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf MSP, and Councillor Elena Whitham, interim COSLA spokesperson for Wellbeing are expected to speak at the event.


This free one day conference will also include a special performance of ‘My mind is free’ by the Rah Rah Community Theatre Company. This hard hitting play will move, challenge and inform the audience by telling the interlinked stories of four people trafficked to and within the UK.

We are targeting this event at those who have an interest in the potential of regional partnerships (comprising public, private and third sector organisations); the field of research into human trafficking and exploitation both in Scotland and elsewhere and businesses keen to hear more about what they can do to disrupt and mitigate the dangers of trafficking and exploitation within their workforce and wider society.

**If the event is sold out and you are keen to come along, please drop us an email at human.trafficking@gov.scot**

If you are unable to attend this event but would like to see a performance of 'My mind is free' by the Rah Rah Theatre Company, a number of other performances are taking place across Scotland from 13-20 October. For further details and to book tickets, please go to:

https://www.mymindisfree.com





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