Dates for your diary 2021: Key events in the anti-trafficking calendar

The following are some of the dates marking key events in the calendar of the anti-slavery movement, both historical and modern.

Perhaps you, your workplace, your group, your church or your school would like to choose one or more of these days to run an awareness-raising campaign, fundraising drive or to mark the day in some other way?


  • Saturday, 20 February

World Day of Social Justice

  • Thursday, 25 February

Shine A Light on Slavery Day, co-ordinated by the END IT Movement

  • Thursday, 25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

  • Monday, 12 April

International Day for Street Children

  • Saturday, 12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

  • Friday, July 30

UN World Day against Trafficking in Persons

  • Monday, 23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

  • Monday, 18 October

Anti-Slavery Day, UK, part of Anti-Slavery Week

  • Thursday, 2 December 2021

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

  • January 2022

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, USA