STOP PRESS - 27th April 2018 UK aid aims to tackle child labour and trafficking in the Commonwealth Reuters website
29th March 2018 Modern Slavery (Victims Support) Bill passes committee Stage Parliamentary website
In the 19th century William Wilberforce was successful in seeing the passing into law of the Slavery Abolition Act 1833. He had for many years been fighting against forceful opposition to see this piece of legislation come into force. This Act was in effect the beginning of the collapse of slavery in his day.
Slavery in international law is governed by a number of treaties, conventions and declarations. Foremost among these is the Universal Declaration on Human Rights that states in article 4: "No one should be held in slavery or servitude. Slavery in all of its forms should be eliminated."
Try a quick online search under the heading: "Abolition of Slavery" and you will find many organisations that are working to see an end to slavery. They are doing excellent work in rescuing slaves from various situations of enslavement but slavery rather than being on the decline is very much increasing around the world.
Wilberforce Two Trust is a newly formed charity that is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the evil of slavery by any and all means. Slavery cannot end without the will of governments One of our primary goals is to work to encourage governments to legislate against modern slavery in their own nations. As with William Wilberforce, we see this as a monumental task, but with your help and with our determination we will effect a change.