International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition is a day chosen to remind mankind of the tragedy caused by the slave trade.

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

 

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) commemorated the 23rd of August as the International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition so as to mark the end of the evil practice that denied many people the rights to live.

 

International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and its Abolition is a day chosen to remind mankind of the tragedy caused by the slave trade. The purpose of this day is to inscribe in the hearts of people the negative effects that the slave trade had in the lives and families of those who suffered it.

 

Slave trade was a trade that denied both men and women, young and old people the privilege to be with their own families and living their lives the way they ought to. The Commemoration of this day condemns and abolishes all acts of slavery especially modern-day slavery which some still practice till date.

 

Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) unites with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) against all forms of modern-day slavery as we believe this practice totally obstructs the peace of our families, communities and Nations.