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Biram Dah Abeid   
Mauritania condemned for repression of anti-slavery campaigners
Join letter to the United Nations, 25 August 2015
Anti-Slavery International co-signs letter condemning Mauritania’s imprisonment of anti-slavery activists. Read more...


India brick kiln briefing   
Why is forced and bonded labour rife in India's brick kilns?
Kate Willingham, International Advocacy Co-ordinator , 25 August 2015
Recruitment and labour practices, discrimination of marginalised communities are only some of the reasons. Read more...


New Mauritanian anti-slavery law is worthless if it is not implemented say campaigners   
New Mauritanian anti-slavery law is worthless if not implemented.
Press Release 18 August 2015
There are positives in the new law but if it's implemented like the current law, it will be worthless. Read more...


Slavery included in UN development goals   
Slavery included in UN development goals.
Aidan McQuade, Director. 04 August 2015
Including slavery in the UN Development Goals is crucial for tackling roots causes of slavery across the world. Read more...


Parosha Chandran a TiP Hero   
Parosha Chandran a Trafficking in Persons Hero.
Aidan McQuade, Director. 03 August 2015
If Parosha is not worthy of this award then I do not know who is.  Read more...


Modern Slavery Act comes into force   
Modern Slavery Act comes into force.
Press Release. 31 July 2015
The Modern Slavery Act coming into force on Friday 31 July is only a modest step to eradicate modern slavery.  Read more...


TiP Report supports forced labour   
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: U.S. in TiP report supports state-sponsored forced labour.
Press Release. 27 July 2015
U.S. decision in regards to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in Trafficking in Persons Report supports state-sponsored forced labour and fails victims..  Read more...


Analysis: Slavery denial and other ways to discredit the anti-slavery movement   
How can Mauritanian government get away with denying existence of slavery?
Sarah Mathewson. Africa Programme Co-ordinator. 15 July 2015
Analysis: Slavery denial and other ways to discredit the anti-slavery movement.  Read more...


Protecting the rights of construction workers migrating to Qatar - new project by Anti-Slavery International   
New project: Protecting the rights of construction workers migrating to Qatar.
Sarah Mount , South Asia Programme Co-ordinator. 15 July 2015
Indian and Nepalese workers migrate to Qatar without knowing what they’re getting themselves into. We're changing it. Read more...


Mauritanian justice system fails slavery victim whilst perpetrator walks free   
Mauritanian justice system fails slavery victim whilst perpetrator walks free.
Jakub Sobik, Press and Digital Media Officer. 11 July 2015
Court verdict in a fresh slavery case stands in stark contrast to governments PR rethoric. Read more...


Talibés ruling mounts pressure on Senegal   
Talibés ruling mounts pressure on Senegal to deal with forced child begging.
Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Co-ordinator. 07 July 2015
Ruling by the African Committee puts Senegal on the spot. The pressure to pass regulatory law is on. Read more...



  
From child domestic work exploitation to meeting the Queen.
Jakub Sobik, Press and Digital Media Officer. 23 June 2015
At 16 Angel Benedicto she was a child domestic worker. Yesterday she received the Queen’s Young Leader Award from the hands of the Queen. Read more...


The Council of Europe Trafficking Convention: Magna Carta of Rights of Trafficked Persons   
Council of Europe Trafficking Convention: Magna Carta of Trafficked People.
Klara Skrivankova, Europe Programme and Advocacy Co-ordinator. 18 June 2015
Until the introduction of the Convention, protection for trafficked persons was considered a luxury that could be arbitrarily provided or denied. Read more...


  
ILO Domestic Work Convention four years on.
Silvia Cormaci, Women and Girls Programme Co-ordinator. 16 June 2015
Today is fourth anniversary of the ILO Domestic Work Convention and we need to do more to protect domestic workers' right worldwide. Read more...


  
Magna Carta and Slavery.
Aidan McQuade, Director. 15 June 2015
It is tragic that the government of the United Kingdom seems intent on repudiating a considerable part of the United Kingdom’s human rights tradition founded on Magna Carta.  Read more...


Child Labour Day   
Child labour has decreased but no such luck with child slavery. Time to act.
Aidan McQuade, Director. 12 June 2015
Today on Child Labour Day we can recognise some achievements in tackling child labour. But we still fail children in slavery. Read more...


  
Injustices of Mauritanian criminal justice system. Blog from the trip.
Sarah Mathewson, Africa Programme Co-ordinator. 03 June 2015
I have just returned from a visit to Mauritania, where once again I had a chilling experience of witnessing injustices of the country’s criminal justice system. Read more...


21/05/15 New paper: Behind Closed Doors - Child and Early Marriage as Slavery

18/05/15 "Qatari government’s moves to improve the worker’s conditions is just a PR exercise" - comment after arrest of BBC crew reporting on migrant workers

05/05/15 U.S. Secretary of State urged to maintain Thailand on Tier 3 of the Trafficking in Persons Report

25/04/15 Call on Mauritania to tackle slavery

13/04/15 Uzbek Government Forces Labour & Extorts Funds From Citizens and Corporations - new report

08/04/15 Call on Nepal to act on bonded labour

27/03/15 Brief analysis of Modern Slavery Act
 
26/03/15 Modern Slavery Bill soured by lack of protection for migrant domestic workers and business responsibility loophole

17/03/15 Government ‘complicit in slavery’ after voting to deny basic protections for overseas domestic workers

17/02/15 Mauritania must immediately release jailed anti-slavery activists and human rights defenders

05/01/15 Voice of Freedom Project: Trafficking of East African women through the Sinai Desert

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bonded labour in India

Bonded labour is probably the least known but widest used form of slavery today
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children in school in Haiti

Former Restaveks, child domestic servants, at a summer camp organised as rehabilitation by Foyer Maurice Sixto
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