2021


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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.