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Modern Day Slavery: Modern day slavery and you

A guide to resources on modern day slavery, compiled by your librarians.

Slavery and You

On this page you will find information on:

  1. Ways to make an imapct
  2. Shocking News
  3. Helplines to Dial
  4. Touch of Law
  5. Movies Trailers, Documentaries and Video

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Some People Say...

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."
― Abraham Lincoln, 1865
"We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution."
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
"Slavery is no longer a history lesson.  It is still happening around us."
― Noorazizah, 2014

Shocking News!

Read about some of the shocking news that are happening around us - modern slavery unveiled!

Books in the Senior Library

Find out more by checking out these books from the Senior Library collection.  Alternatively, click on this link to read more books on Slavery:

Current Newspapers Available on iPad

During your next visit to the Senior Library, don't forget to check out this brand new services:

Online Articles

Reading articles can be a great way to find up-to-date information on a topic.  Use the following databases to find online articles and other research materials on the topic you are studying for. You could access the related articles from:

  • JStor (One-stop database for online journal and books)
  • Ebsco (Scholarly research and industry news database)

If you need help on how to locate/search for books & journals, visit this LibGuideOtherwise, feel free to contact one of our Librarians!

Something to think about!

  • How is slavery linked to you?
  • Are domestic helpers (a.k.a maids) considered as a modern form of legalised slavery?
  • What are the ways to protect the children and women against human trafficking and the sex trade?
  • Do we really need millions more victims in order to experience the true wake up call?

Watch these inspiring video clips below and decide if you could make an impact today! 


Come, support and fight against modern slavery.  Use these following ways to end slavery today!  Make a difference!  Make an impact today!

Within a few seconds:

  1. Help to spread the word on your social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  2. Express your opinion and blog about it
  3. Talk about it with your friends, teachers and family members
  4. Encourage and educate at least one person a day to take action against slavery

Within a few minutes:

  1. Visit some of the official websites listed below to find the latest events and activities
  2. Participate in those activities and get involved
  3. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and blogs to get more educated in the issue
  4. Contact the authorities if you suspect/witness any suspicious activities connecting to slavery e.g. sex slave trafficking or prostitution

Within a few hours:

  1. Write to your member of parliament and tell them to increase funding in their efforts to fight against slavery
  2. Make a donation or become a sponsor to an official anti-slavery organisation of your choice
  3. Invite a guest speaker from the anti-slavery organisation to give a talk in your school

Within a few days:

  1. Organise an awareness and a fundraising day at your school e.g. run a marathon, organise a concert, auction your pre-loved items etc.

Within a few weeks:

  1. Host the event to raise fund and awareness at your school to end modern slavery
  2. Compile the funds and donations collected from the event and send them to the official anti-slavery organisation of your choice

Within your lifetime:

  1. Continue to spread the word
  2. Continue to stand up against modern slavery
  3. Continue to fight for freedom for the victims of slavery


Examples of professional organisations and associations:
(This list is not exhaustive.  You might find other relevant organisation of your choice by using/googling the keywords in the word cloud below.)

Related Websites on Modern Slavery

The link below provides you some of the official statistics and stories on modern slavery.

Touch of Law

These documents contain the links to the laws and statutes pertaining to the various offences on modern slavery in Singapore, the UK, USA and etc.

Helpline to Dial

If you suspect someone you know to be a possible victims of modern day slavery, please call one of this helpline numbers:

Help in Singapore

Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE)
Helpline: 1800-774 5935

Immigration and Checkpoints Authority
24-hour Hotline: (+65) 6391 6100

Criminal Justice Division
Attorney General's Chambers
Tel.: (+65) 6908 9000

Singapore Police Force
Hotline:  1800 - 255 0000

For emergencies, call 999.

Help in UK

The Salvation Army (Anti-Human Trafficking)
Hotline: 10300 303 8151

Anti-Slavery International
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7501 8920

Poppy Project
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7735 2062

Tel.: +44 (0)207 6072 136

For emergencies, call 999.

Help in USA

U.S. Department of State: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Campaign to Rescue and Restore Victims of Human Trafficking
Hotline: 1-888-3737-888

U.S. Department of State: Human Smuggling and Trafficking Center

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): Human Trafficking

For emergencies, call 911.

Movies and Documentaries

Below are some of the examples of movie trailers and documentaries focusing on the topic you are currently threading...  (Warning: Viewers discretion is advised.)