Slavery is illegal everywhere, yet ...
40.3 million are enslaved … some less than 4 years old. Get engaged NOW
There are an estimated 46 million, according to Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index. That’s four times more than those taken out of Africa during the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Modern slaves, however, are disposable, cheap, and being hidden from plain sight have no human rights. Very young children are now in greater danger than ever before as sex traffickers exploit opportunities arising from natural disasters, deprivation, civil conflict, and mass migration. So let’s Get Engaged.
RAGAS, formerly RACSRAG, working with others globally will change that by
- Creating awareness: Telling Rotarians and the wider public that millions are held captive for illegal gain – 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 and adults 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 RAGAS & outlines simple steps to help end slavery
Latest Action Group News
40.3 million people around the world are in modern slavery today
According to the joint International Labour Organization and the Walk Free Foundation 2017 Global Estimates of Modern Slavery released in September. Scroll down the link to grab the latest shocking headlines.. 71% are female
UK Prime Minister Theresa May hosted an event at the United Nations during which 37 governments committed to a Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Australian Government publishes its Report Hidden in Plain Sight: An inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia