- Up to 45 million people are trapped in slavery, worldwide
- On March 14 2017, students took action to fight modern slavery
It was colorful, for sure. In Erzurum, Turkey, students produced posters and eye-catching artworks; in Qingdao, China, pupils used hand prints to make their mark against slavery, and in Hertfordshire, England, students had a "Holi run," throwing colored powder to celebrate freedom.
But there was a serious side too, with debates, film screenings and presentations that brought home the reality of human trafficking, a crime that has some 40 million victims worldwide.
Above all, there was a sense of hope -- that with young people as committed and creative as these, slavery can become a thing of the past.
Read through our live coverage below to see how the day unfolded.