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This page provides links to material that has recently been added to the website. Just click on the link to find out more

11th June 2021.  RAGASNews 99 published. View summary or download and share the Newsletter

26th February 2021. RAGASNews 98 published. View summary or download and share the Newsletter

14th January 2021. RAGASNews 97 published. View summary or download and share the Newsletter

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.

26th March 2019. RAGASNews 90 published. View summary or download and share the Newsletter

12th February 2019 – RAGASNews 89 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

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

10th April 2018 – April’s of RAGASNews 83 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

15th March 2018 – February’s edition of RAGASNews 82 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

16th January 2018 – RAGASNews 81 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

16th December 2017 – Published Edition 10 of ‘End Slavery’ Newsletter from Victoria, Australia, edited by RAGAS Coordinator Tony Stokes – See Aussie News

16th December 2017 – RAGASNews 80 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

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 

11th December 2017 – Published Edition 8 & 9 of ‘End Slavery’ Newsletter from Victoria, Australia, edited by RAGAS Coordinator Tony Stokes – See Aussie News

11th December 2017 – RAGASNews 78 & 79 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter – 78 or 79

19th August 2017 – Contact details updated for Ragas replacement Coordinator for Italy Canada – PDG Maria Rita Acciardi

17th August 2017 – RAGASNews 77 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

18th July 2017 – New Group page created for Canada.  Contact details updated for Ragas Coordinator appointment for Canada – Rob MacArthur

4th July 2017 – RAGASNews 76 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

23rd April 2017 – RAGASNews 75 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

22nd April 2017- Published Reports for Atlanta AGM 2017 – View page for individual reports

5th April 2017 – Published Edition 7 of ‘End Slavery’ Newsletter from Victoria, Australia, edited by RAGAS Coordinator Tony Stokes – See Aussie News

27th March 2017 –  RAGASNews 74 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

21st February 2017 – RAGASNews 73 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

24th January 2017 – Published the Face to Face with Slavery documentary by Cassie & Jordan Timpy of agapevisuals.com on our Resources page

24th January 2017 – RAGASNews 72 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

20th January 2017 – Published 3rd, very comprehemsive progress report on the Schools4Freedom project. See Case Studies

16th December 2016 – RAGASNews 71 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

15th November 2016 – RAGASNews update links posted against two Case Studies for Schools4Freedom  & Kalimpong Projects

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

15th November 2016 – RAGASNews 70 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

1st October – RAGASNews 69 published – View summary or download and share the Newsletter

4th October 2016 – Enroll into WalkFree’s free online training course which starts on 17th October. Details added to About-Resources Enroll here.

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

19 August 2016 – RAGASNews 68 published – RACSNews is retitled after Action Group name change. View summary or download and share the Newsletter

2nd August 2016 – RACSNews 67 published – Featuring Just One+ – linkage between Rotary’s 6 Areas of Focus and slavery – view summary or download and share the Newsletter

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”.

17th July 2016 – RACSNews 66 published – view summary or download and share the Newsletter

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

10th June 2016 – RACSNews 65 published – view summary or download the Newsletter

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.

20th May 2016- RACSNews 64 published – view summary or download the Newsletter

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

22nd April 2016 – Provided update on completion of RC Dunbar and RC Kalinpong’s Ph 1 Global grant project, a case study and added their Ph 2 funding appeal to Projects to Support.

19th April 2016 – New RAGAS information leaflet issued – see About -Resources – Facts and data sources

10th April 2016 – Added new video featuring Sasane (Sisterhood of Survivors -Nepal) – See Resources – Videos to Show

31st March 2016 – Factsheets and Data sources – Added link to the Guardian’s Teaching Network – How to Teach Slavery

30th March 2016 – Press Material – New report on Exploitation and Slavery in the Electronics Industry (February 2016)

27th March 2016 – RACSNews 63 published – view summary or download the Newsletter