On Wednesday 27th May, SOS Esclaves were
presented with the 2009 Anti-Slavery Award in honour of its groundbreaking
work and outstanding dedication towards ending slavery in Mauritania
over the past 14 years.
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TO HOME AFFAIRS COMMITTEE REPORT ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
In response to today's (Thursday
14 May) Home Affairs Committee report on human trafficking, Klara
Skrivankova, Trafficking Programme Co-ordinator for Anti-Slavery
International, which submitted evidence to the Parliamentary Inquiry,
"The Home Affairs
Committee is right to recognise that human trafficking is the equivalent
of the modern day slave trade.
latest press release...
COMPENSATION IGNORES FORGOTTEN CHILD CAMEL JOCKEYS
In the wake of the decision
by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to backdate compensation for former
Bangladeshi child camel jockeys, Anti-Slavery International calls
for the UAE to explain the whereabouts of the nearly 2,000 unaccounted
for child camel jockeys who have not yet returned to their families
from the Gulf state.
FOUR NEW REPORTS
PUBLISHED: THREE ON FORCED CHILD BEGGING, AND ONE ON TRAFFICKING
The forced child begging
reports are available for sale
or for download.
The trafficking and compensation report
is currently available for download.
ON FORCED LABOUR IN UZBEKISTAN'S COTTON INDUSTRY
State-sponsored forced labour,
particularly of children, underpins the cotton industry in Uzbekistan.
Schools are closed down for the duration of the cotton harvest and
children, some as young as ten years old, are sent to the fields
to pick cotton by hand for little or no pay. Students who fail to
meet their targets or refuse to work are beaten or can face expulsion
from school. Human rights groups estimate that up to 200,000 children
are involved each year.
SLAVE MAKES TIME MAGAZINE'S 'TOP 100'
Hadijatou Mani, the former
slave who successfully sued Niger for failing to protect her from
slavery, has been named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most
influential people in the world.
- VIRTUAL GIFTS - HELP US HELP THOSE COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY SLAVERY
alternative gift shop provides the opportunity to give to a community
of former slaves in a remote desert region of Niger.
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CHILD SLAVERY IN UK CANNABIS FACTORIES - RESPONSE TO BBC'S FINDINGS
In response to the BBC findings
published today (10 March 2009) on the large rise in the number
of 'cannabis factories' in the UK, Aidan McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery
International, said: "If the number of cannabis factories in
the UK comes as a shock to the British public then so should the
reality that slavery is fuelling the trade.
INTERNATIONAL'S RESPONSE TO CADBURY DAIRY MILK BECOMING FAIRTRADE
Cadbury's announced today (Wednesday 4
March 2009) that their Dairy Milk chocolate bar will be Fairtrade
certified in the UK and Ireland by the Summer of 2009. See Aidan
McQuade, Director of Anti-Slavery International, comments.
ANTI-SLAVERY WITH A FREE
Adventurous supporters of Anti-Slavery
International now have the opportunity to take part in organised
sponsored events to raise money to help combat slavery. Raise money
through parachuting, whitewater rafting and running. Or sponsor