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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

Posted on Dec 2, 2013

Today, the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, marks the date of the adoption of the UN Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others on 2 December 1949.

Unfortunately, modern slavery persists across the globe and every year millions of children are trafficked for sexual purposes. The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour and forced marriage.

ECPAT works in 75 countries around the world with the goal to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children. Please share this message with your friends and family and help us raise awareness about child sexual exploitation and modern forms of slavery.

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