About RAGAS

We are a global, action-driven network of Rotarians dedicated to freedom fighting, justice, seeking, problem solving and advocating for basic human rights working together to abolish modern slavery.

Our Vision

A world FREE of Modern Slavery

The Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery was established in 2013 and already has Rotarian members in over 65 countries. The Action Group’s Theory of Change commands how we believe we can make our mission a reality. Through awareness and prevention education of the human trafficking/modern slavery issue and membership, RAGAS can activate Rotarians/Rotary Clubs into serving their own communities to help lessen their vulnerability to human trafficking/modern slavery. Rotary has proven that it can best affect change within communities through relying on Rotarian’s understanding and knowledge of their own local communities to determine how they are best served.  Once identified, then RAGAS can share and better help to coordinate successful projects, connect local partners and promote Rotary’s 7 areas of focus ultimately helping to reduce the risk of human trafficking/modern slavery.  No other organization has the sphere of influence like Rotary with the ability to be focused at the local level while operating at a global level. Through Rotary’s influence and strength, RAGAS will continue to globally network one community at a time for real and lasting impact, change and hope to end Human Trafficking/Modern Slavery.   

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”

Robert J. Kennedy

What is RAGAS

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What We Do

We leverage our global and diversified expertise, serve others and lead from the heart with passion, energy, and purpose in driving issue awareness, empowering Rotarians, and supporting the communities Worldwide to eradicate Modern Slavery.

We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.

We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and around the globe.

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How We Do It

Through Community Awareness and Prevention Education (CARE) Plan. RAGAS’s work affects change globally through relying on Rotarians understanding and knowledge of their own local communities to determine how they are best served. Once identified, the RAGAS network can coordinate successful projects, connect local partners and promote Rotary’s mission and mandate to better the world and reduce the risk of Modern Slavery.

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Why We Do It

Because we believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues and because the world should be FREE of Modern Slavery as freedom is a basic human right. Without freedom, individuals and communities cannot achieve things like basic education, economic development, or peace.  RAGAS clubs work together to promote education, peace, freedom, and healing in the world.