Hestia has come together with 16 other anti-slavery organizations on the new campaign Time to Stop Slavery to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2022 (October 18th).

The Coalition to Stop Slavery is aiming to bring about awareness of this under-reported issue and influence government policy, in the hopes of ending modern slavery and trafficking for good.

What you can do to help stop slavery

1) Learn how to Spot the Signs of modern slavery

2) Follow the campaign on social media, like and share our posts, and encourage friends and family to follow, like and share too.

Instagram: @stopslavery_co

Facebook: @endallexploitation

Twitter: @StopSlavery_Co

3) Sign the new petition urging the Government to ban all products tainted by forced labour: https://coalitiontostopslavery.org/sign-the-petition 

Central to the campaign are two new ads that have been made by the team behind the famous John Lewis Christmas commercials. You can watch them both here.

“Modern slavery is a crime hidden in plain sight that affects around 100,000 people in the UK and 50 million worldwide,” says Andrew Wallis, Unseen CEO and a spokesperson for the Coalition.  

“It’s happening in our communities, on our streets, it’s also present in the everyday products we all buy.  

“The good news is that we can all do things to help stop it – from urging the Government to ban the import of all products tainted by forced labour, to learning to spot the signs of exploitation and raise concerns safely through the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline.” 

Find out more about the Coalition and sign the petition at www.coalitiontostopslavery.org