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NGOAnti-Slavery International
Address

Anti-Slavery International, Thomas Clarkson House, The Stableyard, Broomgrove Road, London SW9 9TL

Telephone020 75018920
Emailinfo@antislavery.org
Websitewww.antislavery.org
Background Information

Anti-Slavery International is the world's oldest human rights organisation, with roots in the eighteenth century campaigns to abolish slavery, and against the successor "apprenticeship" system. Following advances within the British Empire, the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was formed in 1839, with the goal of abolishing world slavery. Interest in indigenous rights led to the 1909 merger with the Aborigines Protection Society. It currently campaigns on child and forced labour, human trafficking, and "chattel" slavery. The current name was adopted in 1995. Source: www.antislavery.org

Year Created1909
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies

British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society (1839-1909); amalgamated with the Aborigines Protection Society to form the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society (1909-1947); Anti-Slavery Society (1947-1956); Anti-Slavery Society for the Protection of Human Rights (1956-1990); Anti-Slavery International for the Protection of Human Rights (1990-1995); Anti-Slavery International (1995-present).

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Membership
KeywordsChildren and young people; Equality, discrimination and prejudice; Ethnicity and race; Human rights and civil liberties; International development and humanitarian aid; Legal affairs, the justice system and crime; Violence and abuse (individuals).
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