2001 Anti-Slavery Award Ceremony

Summary: At 7.15pm at Waterstones
Bookshop,The Simpson Room (top
floor), 203-206 Piccadilly, London

Anti-Slavery International is pleased to announce that the winner
of the 2001 Anti-Slavery Award
is Association for Community Development (ACD) for its
outstanding work against trafficking in Bangladesh. Founder and
director, Ms. Salima Sarwar, will receive the Award on behalf of
the organisation.

Each year thousands of women and children are trafficked from
Bangladesh to India, Pakistan and the Middle East. They are
forced to work in factories, as domestic workers or as prostitutes.
ACD works to reintegrate former trafficked persons through
counselling, education and training. The organisation also
conducts local education and advocacy campaigns to raise
awareness about trafficking.

Journalist Saira Shah will present the Award. Two former
trafficked children will accompany Salima Sarwar and participate
in the ceremony. The Award ceremony marks the launch of Anti-
Slavery's campaign against trafficking.


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