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Bristol stands against sexual exploitation

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Unchosen is proud to announce the premiere of Unchosen’s Films Against Slavery DVD - What is Sexual Exploitation? at Arnolfini on Wednesday 2nd March 2016 from 18:30 to 20:30. People from all communities are invited to attend this free event to learn about sexual exploitation and the implications of the new Modern Slavery Act 2015.  An animation and a short film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Melissa Blackburn (Unchosen), Kate Garbers (Unseen), and Leonie Harvey-Rolfe (One25).

Modern Slavery remains widespread in the UK with the Home Office recently estimating that there are between 10,000 to 13,000 victims at any one time. According to the National Crime Agency, in 2014, 1139 people were trafficked for sexual exploitation. 95% of victims were female and 21% were minors.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "One of my priorities in my Police and Crime Plan is tackling violence against men, women and children and it is under this priority that modern slavery is being highlighted in Avon and Somerset. I feel the resources produced by Unchosen are a great initiative to raise awareness and to develop a better understanding of modern slavery. Working together we can be a louder voice for all victims."

Unchosen is a Bristol based charity that uses the power of film to fight Modern Slavery. It aims to empower individuals, communities and organisations to recognise the signs of modern slavery and take action. This project is funded by Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner and by the Big Lottery Fund.

For more information, visit www.unchosen.org.uk  

Posted on Thursday 18th February 2016
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