Remember the past: International Abolition of Slavery Day - Dominican Republic

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the UN General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others of 2 December 1949.

The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.

San Jose Obrero school presented the investigation of transatlantic slave trade, the transportation of slaves, the markets where humans were sold, the flags of the different countries in Africa, the gastronomy, and our heritage in the music, too.

Several ASPnet schools visited us this day and learned about their roots, they realized that our gastronomy is 85% from Africa, the musical instruments are African as well.

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