Anti Slavery Day events

THIS Thursday is International Anti-Slavery Day and two local groups are holding events to raise awareness of the vulnerable people who are being exploited in Northern Ireland.

At 1pm Lurgan Soroptimists will be taking part in a rally at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall which will bring together organisations working against human trafficking.

They are inviting all women and men across the province to stand together as one voice, against human trafficking.

In the evening Craigavon ACT are going to be handing out fliers at Lurgan, Moira and Portadown train stations during evening rush hour activity. They will also be giving local taxi firms ‘No People Trafficking In This Taxi’ stickers to put on the dashboard of their cabs to show solidarity with this issue as well as unveiling a billboard sign in the middle of Portadown.

Craigavon ACT will be meeting tonight (Thursday) at 5.30pm sharp at Links in Castle Lane to mobilise and divide into groups. They are looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours of their time.