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Princess Eugenie releases impassioned video to support Salvation Army's campaign against modern slavery

October 18, 2016
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Princess Eugenie has released an impassioned video - on behalf of the Salvation Army - to raise awareness about modern slavery. She talks about the charity's #askthequestion social media initiative, which encourages members of the British public to ask companies what they are doing to ensure their supply chains are #slavefree.

"I've had the chance to see first-hand what The Salvation Army can do for victims of trafficking and modern slavery," the royal explained. "This year I went to visit a safehouse and I was completely astonished by the work that they do and by the survivors who have come out of modern slavery.

"I think it's everyone's opportunity and duty to #askthequestion and to support this campaign in any way possible to try to effect change and create massive awareness for the cause."


Princess Eugenie has released a video - on behalf of the Salvation Army - to raise awareness about modern slavery

Today marks Anti-Slavery Day and The Salvation Army hopes this initiative will encourage the public to spot the signs of slavery and human trafficking.

Most common forms of modern slavery include forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic enslavement and criminal exploitation.

Anne Read, Director of Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery at The Salvation Army said: "The people we support have been tricked, lied to, trapped, threatened, traded and abused. Frequently they arrive at a safe house with no belongings or documents, untreated health problems and injuries, often as a direct result of being trafficked, and are often extremely traumatised.

"We believe the public will want to help when they realise there are two very simple things they can do to make a change – the first is learning to recognise the signs that something might be modern slavery and reporting it."

For more information on how to spot the signs that someone is a victim of modern slavery and who to contact as well as how to take part in #askthequestion please visit

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