ANTI-SLAVERY AWARD 2009

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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JOB VACANCY

Temporary Fundraising Assistant position available, see here for more details...

 

 

VOLUNTEER POSITION AVAILABLE

Campaigns, Events and Library Volunteer position available, see here for more details...


 


RESPONSE 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, said:

"The Home Affairs Committee is right to recognise that human trafficking is the equivalent of the modern day slave trade.

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BACKDATED 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.

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FOUR NEW REPORTS PUBLISHED: THREE ON FORCED CHILD BEGGING, AND ONE ON TRAFFICKING AND COMPENSATION

The forced child begging reports are available for sale or for download. The trafficking and compensation report is currently available for download.

 

 

TAKE ACTION 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.

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FORMER 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.

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NIGER APPEAL - VIRTUAL GIFTS - HELP US HELP THOSE COMMUNITIES AFFECTED BY SLAVERY

Anti-Slavery International's 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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THE HIDDEN 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.

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ANTI-SLAVERY INTERNATIONAL'S RESPONSE TO CADBURY DAIRY MILK BECOMING FAIRTRADE CERTIFIED

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.

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SUPPORT ANTI-SLAVERY WITH A FREE ADVENTURE

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 our staff.

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  Updated 16/06/09

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