Modern Slavery Conference

23 March 2022
Weston Room
Modern Slavery Conference
A conference looking at the issue of modern slavery will take place in the Cathedral's Weston Room on Wednesday 23 March from 2.15pm until 5pm.

The Modern Slavery Conference is linked to the UNDISCLOSED exhibition which will be in the Hostry from 2 March to 18 April 2022.

According to the International Labour Organization, forty million human beings are enslaved worldwide and one in four of these are children. Every day some 22,000 people enter into slavery and in the time scheduled for each football match, some 1,400 human beings will become victims of “slavery” and “servitude”. Even in the UK the experts say that some 136,000 people are living in modern slavery on any given day. 

The Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund provides an opportunity for the public to understand what “slavery” is, why it exists, where it exists, what motivates the slave masters and how it affects the victims.  

Modern Slavery Conference
The conference speakers will include:

  • An anti-slavery activist and author on modern slavery from Pennsylvania, USA.
  • A survivor of commercial sexual exploitation who will tell her own story of how she was trapped into slavery and how she became an anti-slavery activist.
  • A former officer of the Metropolitan Police Anti-Trafficking Unit who is now in charge of a Safe House in London for the survivors of sex slavery.
  • A Rotarian who has had over 20 years experience of working with anti-slavery organizations to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
All funds raised by the conference will be donated to the Clewer Sisters Anti-Slavery Initiative and to Bakhita House, a refuge which provides accommodation and rehabilitation for the survivors of commercial sexual exploitation.

The Modern Slavery Conference will take place in the Cathedral's Weston Room from 2.15pm on Wednesday 23 March.

Tickets £10. To book tickets click here.