Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Anti-human trafficking image created by participants in the 2018 East Asia consultation on trafficking and modern slavery

“Human trafficking is a grave crime against humanity. It is a form of modern-day slavery and a profound violation of the intrinsic dignity of human beings. This outrage should concern each one of us, because what affects one part of humanity affects us all.

“If we are to combat this evil then we must work together to prevent the crime, support the survivors and prosecute the criminals. The knowledge that churches have of their local communities puts them on the frontline of this campaign.”

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby

There are an estimated 40.3 million victims of modern slavery across the world. They are some of the most vulnerable members of society and often remain unseen.

The Anglican Alliance is working with churches and partner organisations across the Anglican Communion and beyond to tackle human trafficking and equip and support church communities to tackle this evil and to assist those who have been caught in the trade.

This information and resource hub brings together the knowledge and learning the Anglican Alliance has gained over the last six years of working in this area. These pages cover: 

What is human trafficking?
Definitions; relevant global agreements; how trafficking intersects with other issuesBiblical context.  

What is the Anglican Alliance doing to tackle trafficking? 
The Alliance’s journeyregional consultations; communities of practice; partnerships.  

How can churches respond?
Safeguarding; the Freedom Framework; resources; Freedom Sunday.