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Recent News

Anniversary of death of Macaulay
May 12, 2022
May 13, 1838: Death of Zachary Macaulay. He was a member of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery. He was appointed Governor of the Province of Freedom from March 1794 – 6 May 1795 and again from March 1796 – April 1799. The Province of Freedom was founded to provide a […]
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Anniversary of speech calling for abolition of slave trade
May 11, 2022
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 through the British Empire. He began his speech with his famous opening words: “When I consider the magnitude of the subject which I am to bring before the House — a […]
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Mémoires de l’esclavage
May 9, 2022
Mémoires l’esclavage, leurs abolitions,
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Campaigns


Buying a carpet

The Society is promoting ‘Rugmark’ carpets — hand-woven carpets, which carry a guarantee against the use of child labor — in preference to carpets made by children (some as young as four years of age). ‘Rugmark’.  In August 1994, the Rugmark Foundation was registered in India by a consortium comprising the following business associations and […]

Child labor in Fashion

Designers pledge for child labour-free fashion world The Fashion Design Council of India has collaborated with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation to launch #Notmadebychildren campaign. The campaign aims to stop child labour in India’s fashion and textile industries. “There are so many people who follow fashion,” Kailash said. “So, I feel this is one of the […]

Child trafficking in sport

According to the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, sports are not immune to the sale and exploitation of children.  There have been cases of large-scale sexual abuse of children within gymnastics, football and other sports. Moreover, there are several practices that can amount to the sale of children specifically in […]

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Raids/Rescues


Boys rescued in raids in India

Four boys — one as young as 12 — were rescued by raids were conducted in commercial establishments in the State of Tamil Nadu in India. The 12-year-old worked in a bakery, a 15-year-old boy in a gas station, and the two 16-year olds in motor mechanic shop.  The raids occurred on September 22, 24, […]

Children rescued from construction side in India

For the second time in a month, boys have been rescued from a construction site in Trichy.  Eight boys aged 15-16 were rescued.  Six were from Jharkhand, one from West Bengal and another from Tamil Nadu.  The rescue involved our program partners in India, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan.  The boys were forced to work in unsafe […]