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Cherie's Visit to the International Slavery Museum

Despite the abolition of the British slave trade 200 years ago, there remain an estimated 12 million people in the world today who are still enslaved.

On 18 October, Cherie visited the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool for the launch of Anti Slavery Day. She spoke about Anti Slavery Day and human trafficking in her capacity as Patron of Stop the Traffik.

She was joined by the head of the International Slavery Museum Richard Benjamin, as well as Dr David Fleming; Director of National Museums Liverpool and Aidan McQuade; Director of Anti Slavery International.

Nicola Green also took part in the launch and presented her portrait of contemporary slavery 'House Slave - Field Slave', which was made for and in collaboration with Anti Slavery International to commemorate the anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in 2007. The paintings, which tell the story of contemporary slavery, were gifted by Anti Slavery International and The Studio of Nicola Green to the International Slavery Museum for permanent exhibition.

Cherie was then taken on a tour of the International Slavery Museum.

Despite the abolition of the British slave trade 200 years ago, there remain an estimated 12 million people in the world today who are still enslaved.

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