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An independent collective whose mission is to bring change-makers together to raise awareness for modern slavery as a global epidemic

There are an estimated 40.3 million people in modern slavery around the world, including:

10M Children




“Almost three quarters of migrants attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean have experienced exploitation and human trafficking”


Someone is in slavery if they are…

  • Forced to work – through coercion, or mental or physical threat;
  • Owned or controlled by an ’employer’ – through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  • Dehumanised – treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’;
  • Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on their freedom of movement.  Anti-Slavery International


Global estimates of modern slavery: Forced labour and forced marriage. International Labour Office (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, 2017 ➞ 

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  • Yesterday, The Anti-Slavery Collective’s co-founders, @princesseugenie and Julia de Boinville, and Ambassador John Richmond, the US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, visited the grave of William Wilberforce to learn more about the historical fight of British abolitionists.
  • We love the work that @redsandproject is doing to raise awareness around human trafficking... The #RedSandProject is a participatory artwork created by artist and activist @mollygochman. The project invites participants to collaborate and fill sidewalk cracks with red sand creating a visual installation, encouraging people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation ❤️
  • TASC co-founder @princesseugenie was invited to BAFTA by the Kensington Chelsea Women's Club, to speak to women about the global epidemic of human trafficking. A large percentage of human trafficking victims (71%) and sexual trafficking victims (94%) are women, so we were proud to speak to this women’s only audience, to raise awareness and spread the message of ours and others work. Special thanks to @salvationarmyuk who were also present at the event. A partner we work closely with to help bring about change.
  • Did you know that by downloading the Safe Car Wash app you can help end modern day slavery? The Safe Car Wash app helps identify car washes across the UK that are of high risk to modern slavery, utilising citizen led information which is used to build a picture indicative of the scale of exploitation in the UK. Be sure to look out for the warning signs of Modern slavery: the price of the car wash, submissive behaviour of staff and lack of protective clothing - and if you see them flag them. Developed by The Clewer Initiative, the Church of England's anti-slavery initiative, together with partners in the Catholic Church, the National Crime Agency and Modern Slavery Helpline and others.
  • Be part of the fight against #HumanTrafficking by downloading the STOP app. Developed by @stopthetraffik, the app enables people across the world to join the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. Through the tool, users can report suspicious activity quickly and anonymously through text-based messages, photos and video.
  • Earlier this week our co-founders @princesseugenie and Julia de Boinville moderated an impressive panel at the third event in the 'Tech Tackles Trafficking' Speaker Series. The panel discussed what different media channels could do to shine a light on the fact that Modern Day Slavery still exists, all over the world. Speakers included Baroness Lola Young, an independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords; founding the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Ethics and Sustainability in Fashion and Modern Slavery. Nima Elbagir a multi-award-winning correspondent for CNN. Kathy Betteridge, Director for AntiTrafficking and Modern Slavery @salvationarmyuk and @emcwestwood, Coronation Street researcher at ITV, who have worked in collaboration on the shows current modern slavery storyline. Thanks to our partners; @C5.accelerate, @mccaininstitute and @scottprenn.
  • TASC co-founder @princesseugenie recently spoke at the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (@osceorg) 19th Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Conference in Vienna. There are 57 OSCE participating States and 11 Partners for co-operation from Europe, Central Asia, and North America who came together to examine how technology can be leveraged in order to support survivors and to break the cycle of human trafficking.
  • #TB to our second TASC panel in the 'Tech Tackles Trafficking' Speaker Series where our co-founders @princesseugenie and @julesdeboinville chaired another amazing panel discussing on how technology can help aid the fight against the seemingly intractable problem of human trafficking. Speakers included the wonderful... Geraldine Lawlor: Global Head of Financial Crime at Barclays Bank, Mark Blick: Head of Government Solutions at Diginex, Nick Mays: Law Enforcement Outreach & Investigations Manager for the UK at Western Union Thanks to our partners; @C5.accelerate, @mccaininstitute and @scottprenn.
  • TASC co-founders @princesseugenie and @juliadeboinville met on the bus going on a school trip and knew that it was just the beginning of a life-long adventure and friendship! 'In 2012 we went on a trip to Kolkata, India where we visited an organisation called The Women’s Interlink Foundation which was founded by Aloka Mitra. Aloka rescues girls from modern slavery, gives them a home and teaches them a simple vocational skill – fabric printing. During our time in Kolkata we were shocked to discover the extent to which slavery still exists. In fact, there are more enslaved people today than at any other point in history, and at any one time someone is being trafficked within a mile of where you live. We founded TASC to help raise awareness of modern slavery in the modern world.'
  • #TB to when TASC co-founder @princesseugeinie joined a panel discussion with Dominika Kulczyk, Tony Maddox and Nima Elbagir from CNN - it's important to us that we work together to bring an end to modern slavery. @kulczykfoundation #myfreedomday
  • This #InternationalWomensDay we're loving @graceaforrest latest article for Marie Claire discussing the oppression and abuse of power in supply chains linked to some of worlds biggest retailers... It's time to take notice and work together to raise awareness of modern day slavery.
  • It was great to learn more about Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham. Kevin has made it his life's mission to raise awareness of modern slavery as a co-founder of Free the Slaves and through his work on the Global Slavery Index... @princesseugenie
  • We had an eye-opening evening at the @CNNvision event last week where we watched a screening of The CNN Freedom Project’s documentary 'Troubled Waters' which follows the work of PACODEP as it tries to free boys from trafficking and give them an education. Some great work from amazing people!
  • We recently visited the team at The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority @TheGLAA. The team does great work with partners to protect vulnerable and exploited workers, helping bring an end to human trafficking and forced labour. @princesseugenie
  • Yesterday TASC co-founder @princesseugenie visited @rightslab to see how the team there are using tech to map potential sites of modern slavery - great work!
  • Today, more than a billion people around the world lack that most basic of human rights: recognized personhood. Without proof of their existence, they can become “invisible” and are easy prey for human traffickers, who often use fake ID documents to transport them across borders. In the specific case of fighting human trafficking, the World Identity Network along with their partners are using blockchain on top of existing systems to make sure that no child is taken out of the country using fake ID documents that are produced by human traffickers. @dahanmariana
  • Today our co-founder @princesseugenie met the incredible organisation @stopthetraffik and their CEO Ruth. The team is empowering people to take action against #HumanTrafficking with a 360-degree approach... Their intelligence-led STOP APP is the only one of its kind to combine community empowerment, big data management and anti-trafficking expertise to disrupt this horrific crime. #enditmovement
  • #TBT to our #techtacklestrafficking event, our brilliant panel Caroline Haughey QC and Kevin Bales who were interviewed on their work combatting human trafficking and of course our very own @princesseugenie who moderated on the night. With special thanks to our partners @C5.accelerate, @mccaininstitute and ScottPrenn!
  • Today we’re supporting the #enditmovement❌... join us and show your support by drawing the red X on your hand!
  • A poignant quote from Charles Sumner, a prominent leader in the force against slavery during the 1800’s.
  • Its #HumanTraffickingAwareness month in the US, so we wanted to share this amazing post from @thorn on 4 ways you can be a #ForceForGood to help put an end to trafficking.
  • There’s still a long fight for justice ahead, but by shining a light on the facts we can move forward together...
  • #TBT to when we met the grantees of the @untrustfundevaw in Belgrade Serbia… Amazing women with amazing stories!
  • 'I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine' - Nadia Murad, founder of Nadia's Initiative. An organisation dedicated to helping women and children victimized by human trafficking, genocide and mass atrocities rebuild their lives.
  • It’s important to have a unified approach and work with amazing people who share our goals like @graceaforrest to bring an end to Modern Slavery.
  • Transparency is key when it comes to ending modern slavery in the world… thank you @graceaforrest.
  • We recently visited the grantees of the @untrustfundevaw in Belgrade Serbia… here’s what we got up to...
  • You may choose to look away, but you can never again say you did now know” - William Wilberforce died 3 days before parliament passed the Slavery Abolition act of 1833. But that doesn’t mean we cannot carry on building on his great work.
  • Thank you @graceaforrest for these very wise words...
  • Children deserve to be children…
  • This Human Rights Day we want to call out this work from @A21 and @heathrow_airport, shining a light on the impactful #CanYouSeeMe? campaign... The campaign is designed to equip the general public to recognise indicators of human trafficking, and report suspected scenarios. An increase in reports will lead to an increase in victim identification and hopefully a decrease in modern slavery.
  • Here’s a #TB to our co-founder HRH Princess Eugeniee speaking @untrustfundevaw… It’s time to stand up to Modern Slavery and end it!
  • Marriage is a choice not everyone gets to make...


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