|40m+ men, women & children suffering across the world|
The government has announced a package of fresh support to assist child victims of modern slavery and fund innovative ways to improve our response to this abhorrent crime.
During a speech to the McCain Institute in London, where she was presented with an award in recognition of her work fighting modern slavery, PM Theresa May announced a £5m fund to test new approaches to tackling this crime. More than 40m men, women & children are suffering in modern slavery across the world, with between 10,000 and 13,000 in the UK alone.
The fund will open for applications this week and is the second round of an £11m Modern Slavery Innovation Fund designed to build the evidence base around new approaches to tackle modern slavery around the world. So far it has supported projects such as GoodWeave and AllianceHR to tackle modern slavery in supply chains linked to UK companies in India & South Africa, and The Salvation Army and Retrak which are supporting victims in Nigeria, the Philippines and Ethiopia.
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