It’s shocking to think that many of us are unwittingly coming into contact with modern-day slavery practices in our daily lives.
An estimated 25 million people are trapped in forced labour across the world – including here in the UK. Countless people devoid of the most basic human rights and stripped of their freedom.
There is a significant risk of modern-day slavery practices hidden within the supply chains of some of our most commonplace household goods, including the food we bring to our tables.
This needs to stop.
Help us to #BreakTheChain
On Human Rights Day, the University of Hull and its Wilberforce Institute put the hidden human cost within our food under the spotlight with the launch of a major new initiative – It’s Time to #BreakTheChain.
When you can't see the problem, it's harder to see a solution. So we created a ‘human vending machine’, to bring this normally concealed issue to the high street.
Stocked with fresh produce including avocados, tomatoes, lemons and sugar, University of Hull drama students operated the machine from a see-through unit to symbolise the confinement experienced by the countless people trapped in force labour.
Now, we're asking you to help us #BreakTheChain.
Help us spread the word that this problem exists and ask businesses to take action against slavery practices in their supply chains.
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