ANTI-SLAVERY
SOCIETY

FIGHTING SLAVERY TODAY

Report of the Secretary-General

Organization.  The Hon Elizabeth Evatt, AC (former Vice-Chair of the UN Human Rights Committee) became President.

The Reverend Canon John Clarkson — a direct descendant of Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) — became a member of the Society’s governing body.

Students at Immaculata High School, 240 Mountain Avenue, Somerville in New Jersey set up web page: Child Slave Labor News.  

School girls at Brisbane Girls Grammar School in Australia organized a package of pens, pencils, balls and other items.

School children at St Francis de Sales Regional College in Leeton, Australia, raised funds through an auction.

These were forwarded by the Society to a school for bonded child laborers in Karnataka in India.

Slavery in Ghana.  The Society has agreed to make payments to priests at about a hundred or so temples in Ghana if they agree to manumit their female temple slaves.  These temple slaves are variously known as baviwo, hlosiwo, fiasidiwo, woryokwes, trokosiwo and vodusi.

Bonded child labor in India.  The Society is continuing to provide funding for the schools for bonded child laborers in several taluks in Karnataka in southern India.

Child slavery in India.  The Society has agreed to fund a program for the rescue and rehabilitation of child slaves in northern India.

Cult child prostitution.  The Society is currently working on finalizing a program to provide a shelter for young girls who have been dedicated in a temple for cult prostitution.  Depending on the cult and the region, they are known variously as aradhinis, basavis, bhavanis, bhogam-vandhis, devadasis, jjgateens, jogins (or jogatis), kalavanthulas, kudikars, maharis, muralis, natis or thevardiyars.

Trafficking of women and children.  The Society published its Second Report on Trafficking of Women and Children.

THIS IS THE SOCIETY IN ACTION 

 

SLAVERY SLAVE
TRADE
HUMAN
SACRIFICE

BONDED
LABOR

HIERODULIC
SERVITUDE

TRAFFICKING

CHILD
LABOR

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