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International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2021: History, Theme

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2021 – History, Theme, Background, Objectives: It is observed on 2nd December every year across the world. it aims to raise awareness regarding modern slavery that works against human rights. It also reminds us of the situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse due to threats, violence, coercion or abuse of power.

  • It also marks the elimination of contemporary forms of slavery, such as human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and child labour and the use of children in armed conflict.
  • As per the UN, More than 150 million children are subject to child labour accounting for one in 10 children around the world.
  • Over 40 million people in the world who are victims of modern slavery.

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2021: History

  • On this day, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.

International Day for Abolition of Slavery 2021: Theme

  • The theme 2021 is “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”. focusing on the global movement to end injustices whose roots lie in the slave trade. 

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