About AASSONE - Anti SlaveryAbolitionist Anti-Slavery Society of New
The Oldest Anti Slavery Society in the USA to Demand Emancipation
of All People.
Founded in 1832. The
Abolitionist Anti-Slavery Society of New England (AASSONE) was the first abolitionist society in the country to
advocate immediate emancipation of all slaves regardless of race.
The Faces oF Modern slavery
On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. A
century and a half later, modern slavery persists in the United States and around the globe, and many
victims’ stories remain sadly similar to those of the past. The challenge facing all who work to end modern slavery
is not just that of punishing traffickers and protecting those who are victimized by this crime, but of putting
safeguards in place to ensure the freedom of future generations. “Modern slavery,” “trafficking in persons,” and
“human trafficking” are used as umbrella terms for the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or
obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. The
Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-386), as amended, and the U.N. Protocol to Prevent,
Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children describe this compelled service using a
number of different terms, including involuntary servitude, slavery or practices similar to slavery, debt bondage,
and forced labor. Human trafficking does not require movement. People may be considered trafficking victims
regardless of whether they were born into a state of servitude, were transported to the exploitative situation,
previously consented to work for a trafficker, or participated in a crime as a direct result of being trafficked.
At the heart of this phenomenon is the traffickers’ goal of exploiting and enslaving their victims and the myriad
coercive and deceptive practices they use to do so.