Subscribed to Slavery

There are some lives you don’t see on your social feed.

What is Subscribed to Slavery?

In partnership with Every Woman Every Child, an initiative of the UN Secretary-General, and to align with International Day of the Girl Child on 11 October 2020, Walk Free has launched the Subscribed to Slavery campaign.

In collaboration with Leo Burnett Australia, we created a series of powerful, emotive films that subvert popular YouTube formats to highlight the insidious nature of modern slavery – which is often hidden in plain sight.

It may be hard to imagine modern slavery existing in our own communities – but you are not as far removed from exploitation as you may think. We all share the responsibility to create change and reduce the risk of modern slavery.

Domestic servitude

Behind the Door

A woman hosts a guided tour throughout a lovely home. However, for her, the home is effectively a prison where she is forced to clean, cook, and bear the abuse of the family that employ her. Like many women trapped in domestic servitude in almost every country in the world, she is unable to leave.

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Child labour

Make It With Me

A young girl puts together a doll that is destined to be played with by another child – she is busy at work. Children are forced to work in various sectors that form the backbone of the global supply chain, including for powerful brands. 

Forced marriage

GRWM Wedding Special

An adolescent girl prepares for a wedding – but tragically, at this wedding she is the bride. Women and girls account for 84 per cent of all forced marriage victims. Forced marriage occurs in many countries all over the world.

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You can make a difference …

We encourage everyone to watch and share the Subscribed to Slavery campaign with family, friends, colleagues, and networks. We all share the responsibility to create change in our communities and reduce the risk of modern slavery. The first step to ending modern slavery is to arm yourself with the knowledge of how, and why it manifests – and what we can do to make a difference.

“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”

William Wilberforce