International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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2021 DateMarch 25, 2021
2022 DateMarch 25, 2022
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade History

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade honors the memory of all slaves that suffered or died due to slavery. Slavery occurred for over 400 years and over 15 million human beings were victims of the slave trade. In 2015, a memorial entitled The Ark of Return, erected is a memorial to all victims of slavery at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade was established in 2007 by the UN. It is observed annually on March 25th.

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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Facts

  • The theme for International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 2021 was Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice.
  • There about 40 million slaves in the world today according to the Borgen Project.
  • According to the Borgen Project, about 68% of enslaved people are trapped in forced labor. Industires like agriculture, textile, chocolate, and mining are most likely to have slave laborers.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade Top Events and Things to Do

  • Visit the Ark of Return memorial at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The memorial was unveiled on March 25th, 2015. It honors the victims of the centuries of slavery including the transatlantic slave trade.
  • Donate to reputable charities or organizations that are attempting to eliminate modern day slavery. Some examples include Agape International Missions and Polaris.
  • Watch a film about the horrors of modern-day slavery. Here are our suggestions:
    Food Chains (2013)
    At the End of Slavery (2013)
    Freedom: Indifference is Not an Option (2012)

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - References and Related Sites

UN: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
borgenproject.org: Facts about Modern Slavery

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