Slavery is illegal everywhere, yet ...
46 million are enslaved … some less than 4 years old. Do something NOW
There are an estimated 46 million, according to Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index. That’s three times more than those taken out of Africa during the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Modern slaves, are disposable, cheap and have no rights. Very young children are now in greater danger than ever before as traffickers exploit opportunities arising from natural disasters, deprivation, civil conflict, and mass migration. So let’s Get Engaged.
RACSRAG, the Rotarian Action Group looks to change this by ...
- Creating awareness: Telling Rotarians and the wider public that millions of children are held captive for profit – MANY NEAR WHERE YOU LIVE!
- Taking action: Supporting, working with and promoting global anti-
slavery bodies and activities through Rotary Clubs, campaigns and projects that help protect children from slavery and its consequences.
You can help make that change!
Matt Friedman, a former UN expert on human trafficking and slavery, now CEO of the Mekong Business Club which has pledged to combat human trafficking and slavery in Asia, invites Rotarians to join RACSRAG & outlines simple steps to help end slavery
Latest Anti-Slavery News
RI Convention (Seoul): President Ravindran puts Rotary spotlight on Slavery: Gary Huagen, passed Rotary Scholar, CEO and founder of International Justice Mission, delivered a milestone plenary speech entitled “Until All Are Free: How to End Slavery in Our Lifetime”. View his talk here, download the text, visit the website
There are now 46 million slaves in the world, according to WalkFree’s 2016 Global Slavery Index. The 5 Countries of INDIA, CHINA, PAKISTAN, BANGLADESH, UZBEKISTAN, account for 58% of the world’s enslaved people. North Korea has 4.37% of its population enslaved. Download major findings, or the compete report.
Stop The Traffik supported by IBM and the Financial Times embark on a global project, to map and track intelligence that will pinpoint hot-spot activity around the globe, and make preventative programmes more achievable. Download the APP now here