Yardley MP Jess Phillips, in her role as co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking, attended the Anti-Slavery Day Awards in the Speaker's House.
The Anti-Slavery Day Awards recognise the work of those journalists, filmmakers and broadcasters who have highlighted the nature and prevalence of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as the work of individuals and organisations which really goes beyond what would be expected.
The photograph above is of Jess and Jean Simester, who won the well-deserved award for raising awareness of the situation of survivors of slavery and their families.
Jess Phillips MP said:
"It was inspirational to meet Jean and other campaigners, who are working to raise awareness of this appalling issue."
"There are currently over 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK. More must be done to support and protect victims, and the APPG on Human Trafficking will endeavour to do this.”