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August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed on August 23, every year. This day is observed with the aim of memorialising millions of people who were the victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Key Points August 23 was proclaimed by UNESCO as International Day for the Remembrance of ..

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International Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is observed on March 25, annually. Highlights Speaking on the occasion, the UN Chief underlined the need of addressing pernicious and persistent consequences of slavery. He also called for renewed commitments for a world where all can live with peace, dignity ..

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2 December: International Day for Abolition of Slavery

Every year 2 December is observed as International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, across the world. The yearly event is organized by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and was first celebrated in 1986. International Day for Abolition of Slavery Objective: The day focuses on eradication of contemporary forms of slavery, like trafficking in persons, ..

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Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice 2019

This year’s Mother Teresa Memorial Awards for Social Justice (MTMA) dedicated to the memory of the Saint of Kolkata, went to a number of people from India and abroad. The awards will be presented to the laureates on 3 November 2019 in Mumbai. Key Highlights The 2019 edition of award recognises the exemplary and humanitarian ..

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UK to fund Anti-Slavery Projects

Britain pledged £4 million to support global anti-slavery projects, from sexually exploited girls in Ethiopia to migrant workers in Malaysia and Mauritius. It also committed about 200 million pounds in aid funding to combat modern-day slavery overseas, and given millions of pounds to nations from Albania to Vietnam. Six organisations, including Anti-Slavery International ( a ..

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