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  Women Humanitarians 1 Tuesday 13 November 2001  
The first of a Woman's Hour series about women who have made a difference.

In 1930, Clara Haslewood published her book Child Slavery in Hong Kong, becoming one of a long line of women who had taken up the anti-slavery cause.
In the 18th century, the horror of the slave trade and the slavery in Britain, first inspired activists like William Wilberforce to work for abolition.
Although this was achieved in 1833, slavery itself still continues today, with an estimated 27 million people worldwide still enslaved.
Sybil Oldfield, author of Women Humanitarians, and Helen Rappaport, author of the Encyclopaedia of Women Social Reformers, discuss the work of two women who succeeded in their campaigns against slavery - Alice Harris and Elizabeth Hayrick.
Encyclopaedia of Women Social Reformers (ABC-CLIO, ISBN: 1-57607-101-4)
Women Humanitarians, A Biographical Dictionary of British Women Active between 1900 and 1950 (Continuum, ISBN: 0 8264 4962 X).

Sybil Oldfield's website
Anti-Slavery International


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