Helping to uncover the true extent of modern-day slavery across the world has been recognised with a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize award.
Walking in the footsteps of Hull's most famous son, William Wilberforce, our University of Hull researchers are helping to tackle modern day slavery.
According to the International Labour Organisation, 45.8 million people are enslaved worldwide in an illegal trade worth £150 billion across 167 countries - a number higher than at any point in history.
This year, our Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its outstanding contribution that has helped uncover the true extent of slavery around the globe, and highlighted how lessons from the past can educate our future.
Not content with providing academic insight, Wilberforce Institute researchers apply their expertise to give practical assistance too.
Our academics took a major role in shaping the UK’s Modern Slavery Act, which was passed by Parliament in March 2015.