ANTI-SLAVERY
SOCIETY

FIGHTING SLAVERY TODAY


WILLIAM WILBERFORCE
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Board of Trustees
20 August 2001
Minutes

Present.  Dr Keith Suter (Chair) and Dr Ian Barnett.

In attendance.  Paul Bravender-Coyle (Secretary-General).

Apologies.  The Honorable Elizabeth Evatt, AC, The Honorable Justice Marcus Einfeld, AO, The Honorable Justice John Dowd, AO.

Financial reports.  The Secretary-General tabled the accounts.

Program guidelines.  The Program
Guidelines were tabled for the consideration and approval of the Board of Trustees.

Program reviews.  The Board of Trustees conducted a review of existing programs.

Benin.  The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the Government of the République du Bénin.

Cambodia. 
The Board of Trustees approved a program for the rescue of child sex slaves in the Kingdom of Cambodia.

China. 
The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China.

Ghana. 
The Board of Trustees approved a program and distribution of funds for the manumission of hierodules in the Republic of Ghana.

India. 
The Board of Trustees approved a program and distribution of funds for bonded child laborers in the Republic of India.

The Board of Trustees also approved a program and distribution of funds for the rescue of children from slavery in the Republic of India.

Finally, the Board of Trustees resolved to remodel a proposed program for the rescue of child hierodulic prostitutes in the Republic of India so that it would conform to the Society's Program  Guidelines.

Indonesia.  The Board of Trustees felt that a proposed program for a child rehabilitation center did not conform to the Society's Program  Guidelines.

Mali.  The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the Government of the République du Mali.

Nepal.  The Secretary-General reported on his meeting with His Excellency Crispen Conroy, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Nepal.

Nigeria.  The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Pakistan. 
The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

The Board of Trustees felt that a proposed program for a child rehabilitation center did not conform to the Society's Program  Guidelines.

Togo. 
The Board of Trustees approved an intervention with the Government of the République Togolaise.

CROC Optional Protocols.
  The Secretary-General reported on his efforts in relation to the following:
*  
Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on Involvement of
    Children   in Armed Conflict 2000;
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Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the Sale of Children,
    Child Prostitution and Child Pornography 2000;
*   the Immediate Abolition of the worst Forms of Child Labor Convention 1999.

A report by
Sid Spindler on his meeting on 14 March 2001 was tabled.

Trafficking of women and children.  The Secretary-General tabled his Second Report on trafficking of women and children into USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for the purpose of prostitution.

Gifts from children.  The Board of Trustees made special note of gifts from school children at the Brisbane Girls Grammar School and St Francis de Sales Regional College.

Royal Dutch Shell.  The Board of Trustees noted support from Royal Dutch Shell.

Media support.  The Board of Trustees noted support from various media organizations.

Chapter activity.  Dr Keith Suter would assist with the establishment with a new Chapter.

Correspondence.  The Board of Trustees noted correspondence from various governments.

The Board of Trustees noted correspondence from the International Textile, Garment & Leather Workers’ Federation.

Publications.  The Secretary-General tabled the New Internationalist.

SLAVERY SLAVE
TRADE
HUMAN
SACRIFICE

BONDED
LABOR

HIERODULIC
SERVITUDE

TRAFFICKING

CHILD
LABOR

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