UK: May pledges 10 million pounds to anti-slavery and child exploitation

British Prime Minister Theresa may has pledged 10 million pounds to end child exploitation in agriculture in Africa. The PM referred to ending slavery as a “moral duty” of leaders, calling on other global leaders to commit to taking action.

 The UK was the first country to introduce Modern Slavery legislation in 2015, and Australia is just now catching up, with federal modern slavery legislation coming into force on July 1st of this year.

 In a statement from her office, May emphasises that “no leader worthy of the name can look the other way while men, women and children are held against their will, forced to work for a pittance or no pay at all, routinely beaten, raped and tortured”.

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