Int’l Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition on Tuesday

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 21 (APP): The United Nations’ International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition will be observed on Tuesday (August 23) to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade.
The day gives people a chance to think about the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of slave trade.
Each year the UN invites people all over the world, including educators, students and artists, to organize events that center on the theme of this day.
Theatre companies, cultural organizations, musicians and artists take part on this day by expressing their resistance against slavery through performances that involve music, dance and drama.
Educators promote the day by informing people about the historical events associated with slave trade, the consequences of slave trade, and to promote tolerance and human rights.
In late August 1791, an uprising began in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) that had a major effect on abolishing the transatlantic slave trade.
The slave rebellion in the area weakened the Caribbean colonial system, sparking an uprising that led to abolishing slavery and giving the island its independence.
It marked the beginning of the destruction of the slavery system, the slave trade and colonialism.
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first observed in many countries, in particular in Haiti, on August 23, 1998, and in Senegal on August 23, 1999.
Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reminds the international community about the importance of commemorating this day.
This date also pays tribute to those who worked hard to abolish slave trade and slavery throughout the world. This commitment and the actions used to fight against the system of slavery had an impact on the human rights movement.