E2: Modern Slavery: Closer than you think

by Aitana Ramírez de Arellano Santi, Danielė Makulavičiūtė, Rachelle Weeda & Taurai Chigovanyika


Four MSc. Sustainable Development students, Aitana, Danielė, Rachelle, and Taurai (Tau), discuss Modern Slavery, a rapidly growing example of a modern-day inequality hidden in plain sight in our everyday lives. Modern Slavery is a complex issue that persists despite numerous measures to reduce it. Sustainable Development Goal 10 aims to reduce inequality worldwide to achieve a just and cohesive society. In this podcast, we attempt to find what inequality means to individuals and how it relates to modern slavery. We also aim to raise awareness and show how everyone has a role in the fight against modern slavery and global inequality. We can all contribute to reducing inequality, and all efforts count. None is too small or too insignificant!




Interviewees- Angelo, Giedrius, Edith, Julia, Julija, Raida, Saule, Jin and Laura.

Music-  https://freemusicarchive.org/

Content (writing scenario and doing research for the debate)- Aitana, Danielė, Rachelle and Tau.

Editing- Rachelle and Danielė.

Host/Moderator- Aitana.

Podcast Description- Tau.



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Other Sources and Further Readings

For more information on specific targets, indicators, progress, and general information on SDG10. We recommend:  Goal 10 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs (un.org)

For a little more insight into modern slavery. Check out this Ted talk  by Professor Kelvin Bales.

Interested in finding out what your contribution to slavery is? Click here to find out!

In case you want to report a case of modern slavery anywhere across Europe. You can make use of this list of National Hotlines for the European countries, compiled by the European Union.