Angel Benedicto, former child domestic worker form Tanzania, recognised by the Queen with a Young Leader Award.
Photo courtesy of Queen’s Young Leader Foundation

January 2019 Joint submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women – on the UK

This joint submission to the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women by five civil society organisations: Anti-Slavery International, the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU), the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group (ATMG), the Human Trafficking Foundation (HTF), and Kalayaan, outlines gaps in UK’s response to modern slavery: including the identification, protection and support provided to victims; barriers in access to legal advice, justice and remedy; and flaws in the legal and policy framework relating to migrant domestic workers, which renders them particularly vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.

Submission: The Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women

 

February 2019 submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on Niger

A joint submission by Anti-Slavery International and Timidria to the UN Human Rights Committee (hereafter the Committee) ahead of its examination of Niger’s second periodic report to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It provides information on descent-based slavery, the wahaya (so-called 5th wife) practice, worst forms of child labour in Niger including forced child begging of talibés (children who study at residential Quranic schools, daaras) and child domestic work, and stigma and discrimination against people of slave descent

Submission: to the UN Human Rights Committee on Niger

 

Arrested Development

Arrested Development: Discrimination and slavery in the 21st Century
Discrimination is a pivotal part of slavery because it allows people to disengage their humanity and justify or tolerate the violation of other people’s human rights. Discrimination also limits certain groups’ access to education, jobs and healthcare, leaving them to subsist at the margins of society where they are extremely vulnerable to enslavement as they look for ways to provide for themselves and their families. This publication highlights what action needs to be taken by governments and other international agencies to ensure that every human being – without exception – should be able to live a life free from slavery.
Mike Kaye
Anti-Slavery International 2008
ISBN:978 0 900918 66 7

Arrested Development

 

1807-2007: Over 200 years of campaigning against slavery

1807-2007: Over 200 years of campaigning against slavery
This publication gives an overview of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and considers the factors that led isolated voices of protest to develop into a popular movement in less than 20 years, helping to bring about the abolition of the slave trade in 1807. It also traces how after the end of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, new forms of slavery began to manifest themselves and how they were challenged through popular campaigns and the development of international standards to prohibit them. It also considers what action needs to be taken to free the millions of people in slavery today.
Mike Kaye
Anti-Slavery International 2005
ISBN 0 900918 61 6

1807-2007: Over 200 years of campaigning against slavery

 

Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms: Weissbrodt Report

Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms
Paper prepared by David Weissbrodt and Anti-Slavery International.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 2002
Ref: HR/PUB/02/4

Weissbrodt Report

 

Poverty, Development and the Elimination of Slavery

Poverty, Development and the Elimination of Slavery
Discussion paper
Mike Kaye and Aidan McQuade
Anti Slavery International, October 2007

Poverty, Development and the Elimination of Slavery

 

Slavery in Latin America Reports

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Argentina

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Argentina
This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Argentina, with a particular focus on trafficking of people for both labour and sexual exploitation and the commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Mike Kaye
Anti-Slavery International 2006
Also available as a PDF download in Spanish

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Argentina

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Bolivia

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Bolivia
This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Bolivia, with a particular focus on forced labour and worst forms of child labour in the sugar, nut and mining industries and on private ranches.
Bhavna Sharma
Anti-Slavery International 2006

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Bolivia

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Brazil

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Brazil
This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Brazil, with a particular focus on forced labour in the Amazon, trafficking of people for both labour and sexual exploitation, and child domestic work.
Bhavna Sharma
Anti-Slavery International 2006

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Brazil

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Paraguay

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Paraguay
This report gives an overview and analysis of different slavery practices in Paraguay, including forced labour of indigenous people, trafficking in people, the commercial sexual exploitation of children, child domestic work and child soldiers.
Mike Kaye
Anti-Slavery International 2006
Also available as a PDF download in Spanish

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Paraguay

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Peru

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Peru
This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Peru, with a particular focus on forced labour in the Amazon, domestic work, trafficking of women and children for sexual exploitation, and children working in mines.
Bhavna Sharma
Anti-Slavery International 2006

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Peru

 

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Uruguay

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Uruguay
This report provides information and analysis in relation to slavery practices in Uruguay, with a particular focus on the commercial sexual exploitation of children, the worst forms of child labour, and trafficking of people.
Mike Kaye
Anti-Slavery International 2006

Contemporary Forms of Slavery in Uruguay

 

Slavery in Sudan

 

Darfur

Darfur Abductions: sexual slavery and forced labour
Research by the Darfur Consortium has found that Government supported militia, like the Janjaweed and the Popular Defence Forces, together with the Sudanese Armed Forces, have systematically abducted civilians for the purposes of sexual slavery and forced labour as part of the Darfur conflict. The report investigates the pattern of abductions, the issues behind them, including ethnicity and lack of protection, and concludes with some recommendations to address the abductions.
Darfur Consortium An African and International Civil Society for Darfur 2009

Darfur

 

Is there Slavery in Sudan?

Is there Slavery in Sudan?
This report summarises information obtained during a fact-finding visit to investigate abductions and slavery in Sudan. It includes illustrated case studies and the Sudan Government’s response.
Anti-Slavery International 2001

Is There Slavery in Sudan report

 

Ritual Slavery

Women in Ritual Slavery

Women in Ritual Slavery: Devadasi, Jogini and Mathamma in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Southern India
This report looks at the ritual slavery practices of Devadasi, Jogini and Mathamma in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in southern India. These practices involve the dedication of young girls to a deity and their subsequent sexual exploitation by one or many men from the community. The report analyses the problem and considers responses to the problem to date and what more needs to be done.
Maggie Black
Anti-Slavery International 2007

Women in Ritual Slavery 2007