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Anniversary of Wilberforce rising to demand end of slave trade

Thursday, May 13, 2021

May 12, 1789: William Wilberforce ("The Liberator") rises in the House of Commons to deliver his first speech to demand the abolition of the slave trade  More...

Child labour in Iraq

Thursday, May 13, 2021

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Survey showed child labour increase in Tamil Nadu, India

Friday, March 12, 2021

March 7, 2021.  A survey carried out in Tamil Nadu in  India between September and November 2020 showed that child labor had increased three-fold during that period.   The investigators attribute the dramatic increase to the economic effects of Covid-19. More...

37 arrested in Arizona in child trafficking operation

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

February 20, 2021.  37 people, many of them procurers and child brokers, have been arrested by police in Arizona  in a large scale operation. More...

Calls to increase penalty for child trafficking in China

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

March 5, 2021.  Yan Zhi, a members of the National People's Congress, has called for an increase in the penalty under the Criminal Law for child trafficking to 10 years, according to a report in the Global Times. More...

Trafficking of boys to Laka Volta in Ghana

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

A photographer has produced a photographic report on child labor in Lake Volta in the Republic of Ghana in West Africa.  You can read it hereMore...

Freed devadasis march against devadasi system

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

March 7, 2021.  Freed devadasis march against this form of servitude.  One of the women was 15 years old when she was dedicated as Lord Hanuman's spouse.  More...

19 year old girl to be dedicated as a devadasi rescued

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

February 19, 2021.  Police rescued a 19 year old girl in the State of Karnataka in India who was to be dedicated as a devadasi.  The rescued girl's mother in this instance was  a former devadasi.  More...

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Angelina Jolie on child slavery

Sunday, March 07, 2021

February 18, 2021.  Angelina Jolie writes about meeting a Congolese girl.   She writes that: More...