Anti-Slavery Day - Addressing Current Challenges in the Public and Private Sectors

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Anti-Slavery Day - Addressing Current Challenges in the Public and Private Sectors

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Union Square, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus


Oxford Brookes Business School in conjunction with Oxford Brookes Students' Union is delighted to invite you to a special open event on International Anti-Slavery Day. This multi-sector and multi-stakeholder event will address current challenges faced and initiatives undertaken by public, private and third-sector organisations.

Modern Slavery is a growing, criminal phenomenon. The International Labour Organization estimates that globally over 40 million people were held in some form in 2017, predominantly forced labour and sexual exploitation. In the UK alone, 5000 people were referred to the authorities as potential slavery victims that year. Research undertaken by Oxford Brookes Business School identifies that modern slavery poses significant risks for businesses within their operations and within their global supply and value chains. The research also demonstrates the value of the working collaboratively to combat this human rights crime.


2.00-5.00pm: Multi-sector Stall Exhibition, Union Square, John Henry Brookes Building
No registration required, come along at any time

5.30-5.50pm: Live Performance of BOUND by Justice in Motion, Union Hall, John Henry Brookes Building. This extract from the full play is based on true accounts of modern slavery in different sectors and tells the story of strength, friendship and defiance in the face of adversity

6.00-7.30pm: Panel Discussion including representatives of Thames Valley Police, Oxford City Council, GLAA, Shiva Foundation, Staffonline, Oxfordshire Anti-Slavery Network, John Lewis and others, Union Hall, John Henry Brookes Building

7.30-8.30pm: Reception, Union Gallery, John Henry Brookes Building

Places for the live performance, panel discussion and reception are limited. If you are interested in attending these specific events.