The real faces of modern slavery: unmasking the truth

4th October 2021 | Diocese

The Clewer Initiative

A new thought provoking exhibition will be touring Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for 12 months from 5 October 2021.

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October 2021 - October 2022: 'Unmasking the truth' exhibition

The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the compelling stories of modern slavery survivors - their experiences past and present, and their future aspirations as they attempt to rebuild their lives. The hope is that people will leave with an understanding of how slavery and exploitation can be present in our everyday lives.

Modern slavery is so hidden that it can go undetected for years. It's a crime that could be taking place behind closed doors on the very streets we frequent every single day.

Entitled, The real faces of Modern Slavery: unmasking the truth, this exhibition features stories from survivors who have all been identified and supported locally in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight region. Within Hampshire, the types of exploitation that have been uncovered in recent times include the sexual exploitation of both adults and children, criminal exploitation such as county lines and cannabis cultivation, labour exploitation in nail bars, car washes and other local businesses and financial exploitation in the form of benefit fraud.

The exhibition was opened by Dame Sara Thornton, The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and developed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Modern Slavery Partnership which includes both Portsmouth and Winchester Dioceses.

To view an interactive map of dates and locations for this exhibition go to: and for more general information visit:

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List of dates

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