International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
This is a national day to eradicate modern forms of slavery.
The United Nations are committed to fighting slavery and using the day to raising awareness of the subject.
Living in a modern society, it's disturbing to think that slavery is still happening in other parts of our world. Forced labour, awful forms of child labour, and human trafficking take place in poorer parts of the world. It seems a million miles away from where we are but one million children a year are pushed into acting as slaves, many for sexual exploitation.