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|72||January||January is “Slavery and Human Trafficking Month” in the USA. A time, as Editor Mark suggests to join the Action Group. This month’s edition supports that. It is packed with illuminating and emotive content including Gary Haugen’s conversation with Sallyann Price in the February edition of the Rotarian – a must read, and watch for those of you who are keen to understand the issues relating to modern slavery and Rotary’s unique role in combating this heinous crime.
Watch this short trailer of the half hour documentary film Face to Face with Slavery, produced by two volunteer film makers, Cassie and Jordan who travelled to Free the Slaves front line community projects in Asia and Africa and crafted a poignant story of their journey to reveal the brutality of slavery and show case the courage of those activists who are working on the front line to overcome it. The full documentary has been added to our Resource Page or you can watch it here
Be moved by this BBC Radio 4 interview with ‘Anna’ who was held captive and subjected to sadistic sexual and psychological abuse for the next 13 years in the UK! Pastor Heidi McGinness Director of Outreach, Christian Solidarity International pens an emotive article Freed from Jihadi Slavery in Sudan.
Founder Member Carol Metzker, provides a further update on the amazing Schools 4 Freedom project in India, supported by RAGAS. You can view the full report by clicking on our case study page
|73||February||IJM rescues 24 boys in Ghana; Relaxation of the Dodd-Frank Law in the US could undo protection afforded to mine workers in the Congo; Laura Dryjanska, our Coordinator for Italy updates us on anti-slavery awareness programmes; Laura McCartan, of the Rosie May Foundation provides an insight into their wonderful work in Nepal where it looks to protect vulnerable children, by breaking the cycle of poverty, and providing quality education; Lynne Symonds, Founder of the Wulugu Project looks at Tackling slavery at its Roots in Ghana – they are seeking funding; The Walk Free, the anti-slavery organisation, is re-launching itself under a new name – see its short launch video: Freedom United; Finally, but not least RAGAS is proud to introduce Professor Philip Frankel as RAGAS Coordinator for Southern Africa. Welcome, and thanks for taking on the challenge in Africa Phillip.|
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