This page provides links to material that has recently been added to the website. Just click on the link to find out more
17th November 2020. A new video produced by RGBI outlines the work of Action Groups. In this extract founder of RAGAS, Mark Little explains why he was moved to form the Action Group. Video archived on our resources page
17th November 2020. This video introduces the story behind the Blue Bear Coffee Company who produce slave free coffee and donate 100% of its profits to projects fighting human trafficking and caring for its survivors. Video archived on our resources page
15th July 2020. Updated Latest Action Group News with postings of a Petition to RI Board submitted by RC Norwich St Edmund (D1080) regarding RI Policies as they affect human rights, and a covering article by Past RAGAS Chair Emeritus, Mark Little providing background to the Petition.
13th July 2020. Updated RAGAS Board of Directors contact details for the 2020/21 Board
7th July 2020. Published RAGAS Director Malcolm Baird’s Powerpoint and narrative presentation on ‘Rotarians making a difference to modern slavery in the Resources Section – see About-Resources-Presentations. First presented October 2019
18th June 2020. Links to the new format Newsletters and individual articles have been added to the website. You can access these (and all back editions to 2009) via the Newsletter sign-up page ‘Get it free‘. Alternatively view the November 2019 Edition here and the three 2020 editions here.
1st August 2019. Following some technical hitches we have published May and June’s RAGAS Newsletters. View summary or download and share the May Newsletter and Chairman Mark Little’s 92nd and last issue as Editor in June 2019. We also are now able to publish RAGAS Director Tony Stoke’s last two issues of ‘End Slavery‘ which primarily focuses on the Australian audiences here.
11th January 2019 – The page providing links to all editions of the The End Slavery Newsletter produced by Tony Stokes in Victoria, Australia has been rebuilt and published. Go to Aussie News. We still some formatting to do!
Newsletters – a review of the contents of the most recent Newsletter can be found here. The page also provides a link to the complete set of Newsletters, issued since 2009.
31st December 2018 – Contact details for two recently appointed Coordinators for USA have been added to the Contact Us section
30th December 2018 (following some technical challenges) we have uploaded Newsletter 84-88. These can be selected from this Page
12th December 2017 – Updated Home Page News covering Latest Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, USA and UK Contributions to Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, UK PM’s Call to Action to End Forced Labour, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, and Australian Government’s Report Hidden in Plain Sight: An inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia
19th August 2017 – Contact details updated for Ragas replacement Coordinator for Italy Canada – PDG Maria Rita Acciardi
22nd April 2017- Published Reports for Atlanta AGM 2017 – View page for individual reports
20th January 2017 – Published 3rd, very comprehemsive progress report on the Schools4Freedom project. See Case Studies
15th November 2016 – Matt Friedman, US Road Trip Report, Conclusions and Recommendations, c: A Look at Counter-Trafficking Efforts in the USA Archived in Resources – Facts and Data Sources
28th September 2016 – New $Australian (AUD) PayPal project payment facility available on the Donate page
20th September 2016 – Published 2nd Progress report on the Schools4Freedom project, which touches on 3 of the 6 Areas of Focus. See Case Studies
19th September 2016 – Published ‘mini-website’ for each Country Coordinator to develop for local in-country use – See Local Groups on the main menu bar
12th September 2016 – Technical upgrade – Website navigation enhanced to better locate where you are on the site
31st July 2016 – Latest anti-slavery news updated to highlight UK Prime Minister’s action to create a Modern Slavery Cabinet Taskforce, calling Modern Slavery “the great human rights issue of our time”.
16th June 2016 – Published RI video of Gary Haugen’s talk to RIC16 (Seoul) Convention – see Resources – Videos to show / added to Home Page News Headlines
3oth May 2016 – News and pictures posted from RI Seoul Convention see Blog
23rd May 2016 – Updated Director contacts following Tony Stokes’ election to the Board. Congratulations Tony.
23rd May 2016 – Added other Convention sessions you might with to attend on our Blog page featuring International Justice Mission’s Gary Haugan, and the Breakout session entitled ‘Keeping Children Safe Online‘ featuring RAGAS Members PDG Dave McCleary and activists and writer Carol Hart Metzker
23rd May 2016 – updated Latest anti-slavery news on our Home page to broadcast abuse of migrant labour in Qatar
20th May 2016 – Link to ‘End Slavery News Edition 4‘, published by RAGAS Coordinator in Victoria, Australia, Tony Stokes. This includes 5 new suggested projects.
12th May 2016 – The Rotary Foundation Guide on how to contribute to our End Slavery Now Donor Advised Fund can be obtained via the Donations page.
25th April 2016 – Published Chairman’s and Board Members Reports (including financials) for the Seoul Convention – RAGAS Reports
30th March 2016 – Press Material – New report on Exploitation and Slavery in the Electronics Industry (February 2016)