Modern slavery is destroying lives. Right now, more than 50 million people are trapped in exploitation around the world, including thousands in the UK. It’s all around us, and it has to stop.

Migrant Help has joined forces with 16 other anti-slavery organisations on a new campaign to mark Anti-Slavery Day 2022, “Time to Stop Slavery”. 

Working together under the banner of the Coalition to Stop Slavery the group is aiming for the new campaign to:

  • Bring about a major change in public awareness of modern slavery, by educating people about the signs of modern slavery and how to report any concerns of modern slavery and human trafficking. 

  • Urge the Government to ban the import of all products tainted by forced labour and modern slavery.

What can you do to help stop slavery?

As well as learning to spot the signs of slavery yourself, there are two easy things you can do to support the campaign.  

  1. Please follow the Coalition social media, like and share its posts, and encourage friends and family to follow, like and share too. 

    Instagram: stopslavery_co  
    Facebook: endallexploitation  
    Twitter: @StopSlavery_Co 

  2. Sign the new petition urging the Government to ban all products tainted by forced labour: 

Central to the campaign are two new ads that have been made by the team behind the famous John Lewis Christmas commercials. You can watch them both here.

"Modern slavery is a crime hidden in plain sight that affects around 100,000 people in the UK and 50 million worldwide"

"It’s happening in our communities, on our streets, it’s also present in the everyday products we all buy."

"The good news is that we can all do things to help stop it – from urging the Government to ban the import of all products tainted by forced labour, to learning to spot the signs of exploitation and raise concerns safely through the UK Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline."

Andrew Wallis, Unseen CEO and a spokesperson for the Coalition. 

Find out more about the Coalition and sign the petition at