Assembly of the week
Ending slavery: an unfinished business
An estimated 12 million people are enslaved worldwide, many of them women and children. Encourage students to think about slavery in the past and as an ongoing human rights issue with a booklet from TES partner Citizenship Foundation.
Ask them what they think freedom means and what comes to mind when they hear the word "slave". What time and place do they associate it with? Offer examples of the different types of slavery that have existed in recent times and persist today, from child soldiers to forced labour and trafficked women.
Ask them to think of one reason why slavery still exists and one thing they could do to take a stand against it.
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