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 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
Tune into our good friends at CNN on March 16 to learn about how to spot the signs of human trafficking and what we can do about it.
As part of this event, Rotaractors, Interactors, and students from around the world will be signing the #myfreedomday pledge to take action to end modern slavery and human trafficking.
View CNN’s latest documentary Silk Slaves, about bonded labor in the silk industry.
Jan 27, 2021 9 am-3.45 pm US EST Just 500 free webinar places. So book now
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!