Remembering slave mothers on Mother’s Day

May 12, 2024

“Am I not a mother and a sister?”

This Mother’s Day, we remember the nearly 3,000 Yazidi girls captured and enslaved by Islamic State who have not been found.  Many of them were young mothers.  The Society salutes you.

We also remember the young hierodulic slave girls in Ghana, Togo and Benin, many of whom are young mothers.  The Society salutes you.

We also remember those young women in hierodulic servitude in India and Nepal, some of whom are young mothers.  The Society salutes you.

Finally, we remember those countless numbers of young women, many of them young mothers, trafficked into servitude throughout the world, including into the USA, the European Union, the UK and Australia.  The Society remembers you and salutes you.

On this day, in 1789, William Wilberforce (“The Liberator”) rose in the House of Commons to deliver his first speech  to demand the abolition of the slave trade.

Each of them is some child’s mother and some person’s daughter.

Wilberforce’s work is not complete until all of them are freed.