Dear friends,

Please do accept my sincere regards. While checking out the different groups available in this site, i was so excited to see a group on Human Trafficking. I had been interested in human rights issues and that spurred me to join Anti- Slavery International. and Stand up for kids since 2006.

As a supporter of Anti - Slavery International we are sent updates on human rights abuses worldwide like in human trafficking, force or bounded labour and child abuse. We take action by signing petitions to urge governments and law enforcement agencies to take appropriate actions.

Read on for information on Anti- Slavery Interational, but i must confess, it is exciting to add your voice to effect changes.

About Anti-Slavery International

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses. We work at local, national and international levels to eliminate the system of slavery around the world by:

Urging governments of countries with slavery to develop and implement measures to end it;

Lobbying governments and intergovernmental agencies to make slavery a priority issue;

Supporting research to assess the scale of slavery in order to identify measures to end it;

Working with local organisations to raise public awareness of slavery;

Educating the public about the realities of slavery and campaigning for its end. Anti-Slavery International's work is divided among three teams: Programme, Communication and Information, enabling us to work effectively towards achieving our goal of a slave-free world. See below for a list of staff.

Programme The Programme Team works with partner organisations around the world to collect information on the issues central to our work: debt bondage, forced labour, forced marriage, the worst forms of child labour, human trafficking and traditional slavery. The Programme Team publishes this information and works through international bodies in order to promote laws to protect those exploited by these practices.

Communication The Communications Team comprises campaign, education and press officers who produce action briefings, educational materials, and our quarterly magazine the Reporter, to inform both the public and policy makers about slavery issues around the world. Anti-Slavery International lobbies national governments, the United Nations and the European Union to adopt policies which will help to bring about the end of all forms of slavery. Anti-Slavery International's reference library and archive also forms part of this team. It contains books, reports, journals, photographs, lantern slides, microfilm, videos and press cuttings that date from the early days of the abolitionist movement through to the present.

Fundraising The finances raised from the public, charitable trusts, foundations, governments, the European Union and other institutions are critical to our ability to work towards the elimination of slavery. See donations for more detail on how to help.

Finance and Administration Financial information is available in our Annual Review 2005 and Annual Accounts 2005 (available here as PDF documents. To read it you need Adobe Acrobat, see bottom of page to download Adobe Acrobat.) For hardcopy versions contact j.knight@antislavery.org