Modern-day slavery, that is, from sex trafficking to child soldiers. The concert, entitled The Voice of Slavery, supports groups like Anti-Slavery International and Stop The Traffik and will be held on March 25th, the date when slavery was abolished in the British Empire.
The proceeds from this event will help continue the lobbying work carried out by Anti-Slavery International, who were the leading organisation involved in the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and who now lead the struggle to end all forms policy-makers and governments or other institutions at national and international levels to take action accordingly.
The event will be hosted by Rhys Ifans, Samantha Morton, and Sadie Frost and musicians like Supergrass, Ed Harcourt, and Emmanuel Jal. Emmanuel’s story is particularly interesting, because he was forced to become a soldier at the age of seven and has fought in Ethiopia and Sudan. No wonder he’s supporting the cause then.