March 25: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery & Transatlantic Slave Trade [ Current Affairs ]


TheAtlantic slave trade also called as transatlantic slave trade took place across the Atlantic Ocean from the 15th to the 19th centuries. In this slave trade, the slaves were sold in an auction from one person to another or from one country to another.

  • The huge majority of those imprisoned that were transported to theNew World, many on the triangular trade route and its Middle Passage were West Africans from the central and western parts of the land sold by other western Africans to western European slave traders with a small minority being captured directly by the slave traders in seaside searches and brought to the Americas.

About the International day:

  • Every year 25th March has been observed as International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
  • This day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as an importance of the transatlantic slave trade.
  • It also aims at rising awareness about the dangers of discrimination and partiality Transatlantic slave trade which had taken place over the span 400 years is considered as the worst violation of human rights in history in which more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.
  • In 2016 Theme was named as “Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”.
  • Its attention is to the rich African traditions and culture that have stuck life in countries which were involved in the slave trade.

- Published on: March 28, 2016