Anniversary of death of Macaulay

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 […]

William Wilberforce

Anniversary of speech calling for abolition of slave trade

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 […]

Mémoires de l’esclavage

Mémoires l’esclavage, leurs abolitions,

Buying chocolates for Mother’s Day

Were they made by child slaves? Cocoa is the essential ingredient for making chocolates.  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 chocolates and drinking chocolate which we buy […]

Servitude of women and girls from Ukraine

NEWSFLASH The Society has completed a preliminary investigation about women and teenage girls who are fleeing hostilities in Ukraine being trapped in servitude. The forms of servitude are agricultural labor. Some women and teenage girls have also been trafficked to unlicensed or illegal house of ill repute. The male recruiters approach the women and teenage […]

Traditional slavery in Mauritania

During 4 – 13 May 2022, the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, Tomoya Obokata, is visiting Nouakchott and Nouadhibou in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in West Africa to investigate and report on the persistence of descent-based slavery, as well as the social, economic and political situation of former slaves. He will also […]

May 2, birth of Zachary Macaulay

May 2, 1768: Birth of Zachary Macaulay (Scottish abolitionist and former Governor of Sierra Leone)

Child Labor Day – April 30

April 30, 2022. Child Labour Day

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