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Illinois governor pardons 1800s abolitionists
Miami Herald

Illinois governor pardons 1800s abolitionists

Three Illinois abolitionists who were convicted for anti-slavery efforts in the 1800s were posthumously pardoned Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn, their names among 102 people granted New Year's Eve clemency by the outgoing Chicago Democrat. Efforts to ... Miami Herald, 4 weeks ago
International Business Times UK

Stop the human trafficking

Earlier this week the United Nations observed the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, an annual event that serves as a vitally important reminder about the challenge to fight modern day slavery. It is estimated that nearly 30 million ...
 InsideHousing1 month ago Mauritania marks Anti- Slavery Day  Magharebia1 month ago 'An Affront to Our Common Humanity': The Fight Against Modern Slavery  United Nations and Peoples Organisation1 month ago ´╗┐Demand to do away with contemporary slavery practices  Pakistan Press International1 month ago
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Examiner.com

World faith leaders signed Declaration to eradicate modern slavery

Today (Dec 2), on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, the Global Freedom Network (GFN) has brought together leaders of the Christian Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox, as well as Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have ...
 Newswit.com1 month ago World faith leaders sign declaration to eradicate modern slavery  The Nation Pakistan1 month ago Faith Leaders, Pope Sign Declaration Against Slavery at Vatican  Zenit1 month ago Faith leaders from all over the world gather to help eradicate modern slavery  Examiner.com1 month ago
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Indian Express

Hugging saint Mata Amritanandamayi meets Pope Francis in Vatican

Amritanandamayi and other religious leaders had gathered in Rome on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Hindu spiritual leader from Kerala Mata Amritanandamayi has met Pope Francis in Vatican on Monday. Her Math in Kollam said ...
 Indian Express1 month ago Mata Amritanandamayi Meets Pope Francis in Vatican  New Indian Express1 month ago

We Cannot Afford to Keep Quiet On Human Trafficking, Forced Labour [opinion]

Two centuries after the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that at least 21 million people - of whom 3.7 million are from Africa - continue to work under coercion, largely in the ...
 Individual.com2 months ago Rwanda: We Cannot Afford to Keep Quiet On Human Trafficking, Forced Labour  AllAfrica.com2 months ago
EuroNews

Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi urges U.N. to end child slavery

Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi urged the United Nations to prioritise abolition of child slavery while addressing people at a candlelight vigil in the capital. Satyarthi, 60, whose non-government organisation (NGO) Bachpan Bachao ...
 Siasat Daily2 months ago Nobel prizewinners Yousafzai and Satyarthi: united for children's rights  EuroNews1 month ago
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Indentured labour route project: Such a long journey from Mother India

The journey of the indentured labour or Girmitiyas from India to Mauritius after the abolition of slavery in 1834 in the same ships that carried slaves was a journey which poignantly highlights the history of modern Mauritius itself. In the 180 ...
 Hindustan Times2 months ago Indentured Indian Women Erased from History Finally Get a Voice  Care22 months ago Unesco to study historic migration of Indian labourers  Deccan Herald2 months ago
United Nations

On Day to Abolish Slavery, UN urges end to modern-day scourge trapping 21 million

Children engaged in stone and sand collection in Jaflong, Sylhet (Bangladesh). UN/Regina Merkova 2 December 2014 Today, 21 million women, men and children worldwide are trapped in slavery, denied the right to live and ultimately work in freedom, ...
 United Nations1 month ago ILO calls for ending modern day slavery  DAWN Group1 month ago UN estimates 18 mln slave laborers  Kuwait News Agency1 month ago UN calls for end to modern-day slavery trapping 21 million  Associated Press of Pakistan1 month ago
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Statement from Minister Blaney to mark the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 Vision Monday1 month ago
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Daily Maverick

The slave trade: Alive, kicking, and in a country very near you

Slavery is not dead. The worldwide abolition merely drove it underground, and as a result it is generally underreported and poorly understood. But what we do know is that it's a thriving business. By SHAUN SWINGLER. The Walk Free Foundation has ...
 Daily Maverick2 months ago The Slave Trade - Alive, Kicking, and in a Country Very Near You [analysis]  Individual.com2 months ago
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