Anti Slavery International : An International Non Governmental Organization

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Anti-Slavery International is an international non-governmental organization, registered charity and a lobby group, based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1839, it is the world 's oldest international human rights organization, and the only charity in the United Kingdom to work exclusively against slavery and related abuses.

It owes its origins to the radical element of an older Anti-Slavery Society, known as the "Agency Committee of the Society for the Mitigation and Gradual Abolition of Slavery Throughout the British Dominions", which had substantially achieved abolition of slavery in the British Empire. A successor organization, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was then created to campaign against the practice of slavery in other countries. In 1990 it was refounded as Anti-Slavery International, which works to combat slavery and related abuse, drawing attention to the continuing problem of slavery worldwide and campaigning for its recognition, abolition and eradication in the countries most affected today.

Anti-Slavery International works closely with partner organizations from around the world to tackle all forms of modern slavery, including:

▪ bonded labour (also known as debt bondage)

▪ descent based slavery

▪ forced labour

▪ forced marriage

▪ the worst forms of child labour

▪ the exploitation of migrant workers in conditions amounting to slavery (particularly migrant domestic workers)

▪ human trafficking.

The organization’s goal is a world…

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