of the Secretary-General
The Hon Elizabeth Evatt, AC (former Vice-Chair of the UN Human
Rights Committee) became President.
Reverend Canon John Clarkson — a direct descendant of Thomas
Clarkson (1760-1846) — became a member of the Society’s
at Immaculata High School, 240 Mountain Avenue, Somerville in
New Jersey set up web page:
Slave Labor News.
girls at Brisbane Girls Grammar School in Australia organized a
package of pens, pencils, balls and other items.
children at St Francis de Sales Regional College in Leeton,
Australia, raised funds through an auction.
were forwarded by the Society to a school for bonded child
laborers in Karnataka in India.
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.
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.
slavery in India. The Society has agreed to
fund a program for the rescue and rehabilitation of child slaves
in northern India.
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.
of women and children. The Society published
its Second Report on Trafficking of Women and Children.
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