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Buying chocolate Easter eggs? Were they produced by cocoa plantation slaves in West Africa?

Cocoa is the essential ingredient for making chocolate Easter eggs.  A significant proportion of the world production of cocoa is grown and harvested on plantations by African slaves. These slaves are on cocoa plantations in remote rural areas in West Africa.  Some of the chocolate Easter eggs which we buy is made using slave cocoa.  […]

BREAKING NEWS Bonded child laborers making toys

On March 15, 2022, children aged 9 to 15 years of age were rescued from a toy factory in the Bawana Industrial Area in the north of Delhi in India. A total of 73 children — 38 girls and 35 boys — were rescued from a toy factory and polish manufacturing and fan manufacturing factories […]

April 16 Anniversary murder of Iqbal Masih

  April 16, 1995 Murder of Iqbal Masih, a former slave carpet weaver since the age of 5. He was a child activist after he escaped from slavery. He was the winner of the Reebok Prize. 

September 25, 1926: Anniversay Slavery Convention

On September 25, 1926, the Slavery Convention 1926 was signed at the Palais Wilson in Geneva. The High Contracting Parties undertook to take measures to prevent and suppress the slave trade and to bring about, progressively and as soon as possible, the complete abolition of slavery in all its forms. The Convention was based on […]

Anniversary of the death of William Wilberforce

Anniversary of the death of William Wilberforce on July 29, 1833

Anniversary of second reading of the Bill to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire

Anniversary of Second Reading of the Bill to abolish slavery throughout the British Empire on July 26, 1833

Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons etc 1949

Anniversary of the entry into force of Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons etc 1949 on July 25, 1951

15 children in Nigeria rescued from traffickers

Police in the Rivers State (located near the Niger delta) they freed 15 children abducted for trafficking.  The children were found with a 44-year-old woman, Maureen Wechinwu, falsely claiming to be a Roman Catholic religious sister.

US Department of Justice removes content from webpage on international child trafficking

The Department of Justice has removed content from its webpage on child trafficking that highlighted the plight of international trafficking of minors.  

“What I have seen” – trafficking in girl-children

“During missions to West Africa and Asia, I have seen girl-children being trafficked and met some of them in refuges,” Paul Bravender-Coyle, Secretary of the Anti-Slavery Society stated today.  “I also met police undercover agents”.  “It is not a QAnon myth,” he added.

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Clip from Sound of Freedom movie on trafficking of children

Clips from Sound of Freedom Girl being seized Sound of Freedom      

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