31 July 2009 to 26 June 2011

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

Photograph of a Liverpool street at night with the lights of passing traffic

Photograph courtesy of Iain Francis

This exhibition highlighted the ongoing struggle to combat human trafficking around the world, through the experiences of people whose lives have been affected by this modern day slave trade.

Today millions of men, women, and children are being tricked or transported into slavery across the globe. It is the fastest growing form of organised crime and one of the largest money earners for criminals.

People may be trafficked into sexual exploitation, forced labour, street begging, credit card fraud, cannabis cultivation or even compelled to work on cocoa farms.

It's not just someone else, somewhere else. It's happening right here, right now, across the UK.

Follow the links below to read the stories of some of the people affected by human trafficking and find out what you can do to help.

This exhibition was put together by the global coalition STOP THE TRAFFIK in partnership with the International Slavery Museum.

It was delivered through the Engaging refugees and asylum seekers project at National Museums Liverpool. The project aims to raise awareness of refugee issues and develop a range of activities for refugees and asylum seekers across our venues.

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