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Contemporary Slavery

 Slavery in the 21st Century (BBC In-depth)

BBC News special debate on forced labour reporting on recent trends in what has become a worldwide issue.

 21st Century Slavery by National Geographic

There are more slaves today than were seized from Africa in four centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

 iAbolish: American Anti-Slavery Group

The only human rights organization in the United States dedicated solely to abolishing modern-day slavery worldwide

 Free the Slaves

Free the Slaves is a non-profit organization working to end slavery worldwide.

 The Anti-Slavery Society

he aims of the Society are: (1) to relieve suffering of; (2) to free or rescue; and (3)the social reintegration of slaves, child slaves, bonded laborers, bonded child laborers, hierodulic (ie, temple or sacred) child prostitutes, child laborers and the victims of the international traffic in women and children for the purpose of prostitution, as well as the suppression of these practices and institutions.

Reports, Charters & Documents

 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Here you will find the most comprehensive collection of translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.

 Fact Sheet No.14, Contemporary Forms of Slavery

Published by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. The goal is to help readers understand basic human rights and the international machinery that has been established to promote and protect them.

 U.S. State Dept.: Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

The State Department has released the 2005 Trafficking in Persons Report. The 150-country report is the most comprehensive worldwide report on the efforts of governments to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons, or modern-day slavery.

Classroom Activities & Study Guides

 Classroom Study Guide: Lost Boys of Sudan

The many themes raised by Lost Boys of Sudan (a film available in Belk Library) can be rich topics for classroom exploration. Download the study guide here. Includes specific references to Bok's book.

 Teacher's Guide: Escape from Slavery

The publisher's Teachers' Guide is available here.

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