2021


Latest RAGAS News editions

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99 June 

Pre-Convention edition. Click on bit.ly/3gcacDQ

98 Feb

Our February edition bit.ly/2ZQkXTq is packed with events, ideas and resources. Including  …

  • Chairman Dave’s recap on our virtual summit which attracted an audience of 495 people drawn from 23 countries around the globe. Did you miss it … no problem view it on our RAGAS YouTube channel.
  • RAGAS awarded 2020 UNDERGROUND RAILWAY FREE PRESS PRIZE “In recognition and appreciation of RAGAS’s forceful initiative in persuading Rotary International to put its weight behind the fight to eradicate slavery.”
  • RAGAS launches SURVIVOR HERO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING COURAGE
  • RAGAS is partnering with CNN to support CNN My Freedom Day (March 16th).
  • EU MOVES CLOSER TO PREVENTING MODERN SLAVERY EDUCATORS ROLE IN PREVENTING HUMAN TRAFFICKING. Event run by Rotary eClub of Community Action Against Human Trafficking (CAAHT) – April 10
  • Read about the 2020 UNODC Global Report on Trafficking in Persons recently released
  • Rotary acknowledges RAGAS Member PDG Bob Deering with a ‘Service above self award’ for his his work with the
    largest Rotary International Global Grant in the US, focusing on human trafficking prevention education.
  • Let’s talk about modern slavery – watch Dr Estela Landeror-Dugourd giving a fantastic talk for the Rotary eClub of Innovation on Vimeo!
  • RAGAS expands its social media channels to include Linkedin, Instagram and YouTube –  get the links
  • Actions you can take to make that difference
97 Jan

We hope you like the new bright, easy read format designed by RAGAS Director Mina Chiang. Please SHARE [bit.ly/35CFH4i ] it with friends, fellow Club mates, your Rotary District and family to help bring this crime, its victim’s suffering and avoidable deaths around the world to an end.

In this edition Chairman Dave McCleary takes a look at some of the many milestone achievements of 2020 and invites you to register for our Summit webinar on 27th January entitled Offering Hope for a better tomorrow. Numbers are limited … so register early.  

The webinar will help create awareness during “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” in the USA.  In addition RAGAS Coordinator and Founder President of the Rotary E-Club Ending Human Trafficking D5950 Karen Walkowski invites you to join the Club for two special online presentations with guest speakers Jessica Hamlet – see below (January 14th) and RAGAS Director and CEO of the Mekong Club Matt Friedman on 28th. You will need to register for both events.

Mina interviews Jessica Hamlet a survivor or ‘overcomer’ of human trafficking abuse from the age of 8 who now helps others as a Director of  2myplace – Bridging Education and Opportunity

The edition provides many helpful resource links for you to watch, read and follow up. These include RAGAS Director Matt Friedman’s new book Be the Hero, profits from which will be applied to relevant projects, a BBC News documentary entitled The Baby Stealers – BBC Africa Eye full documentary featuring RAGAS  Board member Maryana Munyendo, founder of Missing Child Kenya … and so much more.

A range of other articles span topical subject areas such as 2021 – Grants available from The UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, The year for elimination of child labour; US Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking Annual Report; Cambodia adds human trafficking lessons to schools; RAGAS Founder Chair, Mark Little shares why he started the action group and his encounter with survivors in a RIGBI video, and finally RAGAS board member Mina shares her life-changing journey from a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient to devoting herself on ending modern slavery with Rotary.

Local Newsletter are also published by some of our Members. View them by clicking on a link below …
District 9810 (Victoria, Australia) produces an End Slavery newsletter for Club Members. Editor Tony Stokes.