Anniversary of Birth of Benjamin Lundy

January 4, 1789: Birth of Benjamin Lundy (US abolitionist)

Anniversary of abolition of slave trade

January 1, 1808: The Slave Trade Act 1807 comes into force, abolishing the slave trade throughout the Broitish Empire.

Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863: President Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation(painting of a Union soldier reading Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to a slave family)

“One in every 150 people are trapped in modern slavery,” ILO

September 12, 2022 “Fifty million people were living in modern slavery in 2021,” according to the latest ILO report on Global Estimates of Modern Slavery. “Of these people, 28 million were in forced labor and 22 million were trapped in forced marriage.” One in every 150 people are trapped in modern slavery “The number of […]

Three girls and 24 boys rescued in New Delhi

September 14, 2022 Three girls and 24 boys, some as young as 10 years, have been rescued in raids on sweatshops in the Wazipur industrial area of New Delhi in India. They were working in shirt dye factories and in sweatshops making car filters, steel polishing and making plastic pipes. They worked more than 12 […]

34th anniversary of Pakistan bonded labor case

September 18, 1988: Historic decision on bonded labor by Justice Muhammad Afzal Zullah of the Supreme Court of Pakistan

Convention on Abolition of Slavery 1956

September 7, 1956:  Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery 1956 done at the Palais des Nations in Geneva

Nepalese and Indian children rescued

August 23, 2022 Children have been rescued from a bus on the Faizabad highway travelling to New Delhi. The 11 children, four of whom were from Nepal, were being trafficked into slavery. Six slave traders were arrested. bus n

Abolition of slavery throughout British Empire

August 28, 1833:  Abolition Act 1833 abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire receives the Royal Assent. The common law of England did not recognize anyone as a slave (although in Scotland, which does not have the common law, bondage still existed until the late eighteenth century, when it was abolished by legislation).  Slavery, however, existed in a […]

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