Slavery is illegal everywhere, yet ...


40.3 million are enslaved … some less than 4 years old. Get engaged NOW

There are over 40 million enslaved people, 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 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

RAGAS already has members in over 65 countries
Join us NOW  and help create a slave free world

RAGAS Director Matt Friedman, a former UN expert on human trafficking and slavery, now CEO of the Mekong Business Club which combats human trafficking and slavery in Asia, invites you to join RAGAS . Matt outlines simple steps to help end slavery

Latest Action Group News

14 July. THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD PROMPTS PETITION TO RI BOARD: The alleged unlawful killing of George Floyd whilst in Police custody has prompted a petition to the RI Board by the Rotary Club of Norwich St. Edmund regarding Rotarian human rights responsibilities. View the Petition and a covering article written by Founder and Chair Emeritus of RAGAS, Mark Little.

11 July RAGAS AT THE RI CONVENTION: Join our Zoom Rotary International Convention Break-out session Ending Modern slavery, Engaging our Rising Rotarians on the 11th at 11 am Eastern Time (EDT), 4 pm London time and 1 am on 12th in Victoria, Australia! 

25 June. RAGAS Invited to the White House launch of the 2020 Traffic in Persons Report (570 pages) . Introducing the report Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “… we find ourselves confronting a crisis that has reached previously unimagined proportions”

Why Juneteenth Day (19th June) in the USA this year and events before and afterwards remind us that we have much to do to end oppression and injustice in the world. Article from the Wall Street Journal – see also BBC Video


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