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Issue 12
Sep 2018
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END SLAVERY
 

 Newsletter from Victoria Australia

Raising Awareness                   Taking Action
(This RAG is not an agency of or controlled by, Rotary International)
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Dear <<First Name>>

Welcome to Issue #12 of the End Slavery Newsletter. It has been a busy three months since the last Issue with much happening both here in Australia and overseas.

The 2018 Rotary International Convention in Toronto  featured again a prominent presence for the Rotarian Action Group Against Slavery. See latest newsletters from RAGAS Chair  Mark Little -  #85 & #86.

We are again offering two great anti-slavery projects that clubs can support; one in Nepal in partnership with TEAR Australia and the other in Myanmar with International Needs Australia. Both projects combine with money from the Australian government to reach more people.  We are pleased to advise the Champassak Project in Laos is now fully funded.  Also opportunity to support the "Rotarians Against Child Trafficking" Global Grant Application from D5870.
 
This month, we are announcing an exciting opportunity for Rotarians and others to  experience firsthand the impact of modern slavery in Cambodia and Thailand by participating in a Slavery Awareness Trip in February 2019, jointly hosted by RAGAS and  Stop The Traffik Australia.  Limited to 12 participants, we hope other RAGAS supporters will join Robyn and myself on the trip. More details below.

On August 24th, the Senate Committee inquiring into the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 released its report. The report is important because it marks one further step towards the introduction of legislation which will require companies to annually report on how they are addressing the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chain. 

Also released recently by Walk Free is the very extensive 2018 Global Slavery Index.  Congratulations to Grace Forrest, Co-Founder WalkFree who has been appointed UNAA Goodwill Ambassador for Anti-Slavery.

Finally, Dec 2 is International Day for Abolition of Slavery.  How will you be working in your clubs to recognise this important date?

Tony Stokes
Rotary Club of Box Hill Central D9810 
   
RAGAS Board Member
RAGAS Coordinator for Victoria, Australia
tony@ragas.online      
CALLING RAGAS SUPPORTERS: 

2019 SLAVERY AWARENESS TRIP 
Download Trip flyer here:

Download further Trip info here: 
PROJECT OPPORTUNITY - NEPAL

in partnership with TEAR Australia
Download Nepal Flyer here
PROJECT OPPORTUNITY - MYANMAR

in partnership with International Needs Australia
Download Myanmar flyer here
"ROTARIANS AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING"
D5870 PROPOSED GLOBAL GRANT

URGENTLY NEEDING NON-USA PARTNERS

Contributions of $1,000 (from 33 non-USA clubs) required by 30 Sep 2018 for submission of "Rotarians Against Child Trafficking D5870 Global Grant". 

Can your club help?

Ron Meyers
Rotary of Georgetown, TX
rgmeyer1@gmail.com
 
Rick Naylor
Northwest Austin Rotary Club, TX
Naylor419@gmail.comRon Meyers

Partner Organisation:
Partners Against Child Trafficking

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