200 years since the end of the slave trade, slavery is alive and well in England

// 19 March 2007

Two hundred years ago, the British Parliament outlawed the slave trade.

As part of the events going on to mark the anniversary, the BBC is running a series of features on modern slavery.

Every year, around 4,000 women are trafficked into England and sold into sex slavery.

  • Learn about what the police are doing to tackle trafficking in Sussex
  • Read about efforts to counsel and rehabilitate women who have escaped from traffickers
  • And the work of the Poppy Project, which provides shelter for trafficked women
  • Finally, read the personal testimony of trafficked women, including 19 year-old Rosemary from Nigeria, Nicoleta from Romania, who was trafficked into the UK at the age of 18, Edita and Jiera from Lithuania and Dean Sim Lin from Malaysia

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