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  • SUDANESE SLAVERY
Winning Issue » SUDANESE SLAVERY


Sudan's government is responsible for supporting raids into Southern Sudan to kidnap and enslave Dinka women and children as well as members of other ethnic groups. These captives, many of them Christians, are sold to Northern Sudanese households, forced to convert to Islam, and compelled to work as laborers, servants and concubines. These people are offered for sale in Sudan's slave markets for as little as $10. One recent account describes Sudanese slavery as a result of hostilities between Islamists to the north and those in the south, many of whom are Christian converts, saying "The Arab slave-takers pick their victims based on race, ethnicity and religion and consider the blacks in the South to be inferior infidels." Many tens of thousands of South Sudanese have been abducted. In 2008, it was estimated that at least 35,000 people were enslaved on the borderland of Northern and Southern Sudan. Abductions continue to this present day. A few non-government organizations have established slave buyback programs which have freed a number of the enslaved. However, others warn that paying ransoms for kidnapped people will only encourage and enable more kidnappings.


Pending Legislation:
S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015



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  • I oppose reforming current Sudanese slavery policy and wish to defeat S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support reducing the prevalence of modern slavery by building the capacity of foreign governments to deter perpetrators of modern slavery; establishing the End Modern Slavery Initiative Foundation to work with government, civil society, and private institutions in partner countries and key jurisdictions of other countries supported by the Foundation with a high prevalence of modern slavery to identify and fund successful strategies to combat modern slavery; identifying other foreign governments providing Foundation support to provide additional support for projects in partner countries, and wish to pass S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committee of Sen. Bob Corker (TN) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support reducing the prevalence of modern slavery by building the capacity of foreign governments to deter perpetrators of modern slavery; establishing the End Modern Slavery Initiative Foundation to work with government, civil society, and private institutions in partner countries and key jurisdictions of other countries supported by the Foundation with a high prevalence of modern slavery to identify and fund successful strategies to combat modern slavery; identifying other foreign governments providing Foundation support to provide additional support for projects in partner countries, and wish to pass S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committee of Sen. Bob Corker (TN) or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Sen. Bob Corker (TN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015.

Legislation: S.553 - End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Bob Corker, TN
Status: Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Chairman: Sen. Bob Corker, TN

If elected as a trustee, CSI will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to liberate Christians and other non-Muslims forced into slavery by Islamist militiamen armed and directed by the Khartoum regime.

Founded in 1977, CSI is an international, Christian human rights organization, campaigning for religious liberty and human dignity, and assisting victims of religious persecution, victimized children and victims of catastrophe. CSI has been working on the ground in Sudan since 1995 to liberate Christians and other non-Muslims forced into slavery by Islamist militiamen armed and directed by the Khartoum regime. We discovered a local network of Africans and Arabs working together to help retrieve some of those abducted into slavery. With CSI's assistance, this indigenous Underground Railroad grew into a sophisticated network that has managed to liberate tens of thousands of people in the past 17 years. Still, thousands remain in bondage - over 35,000 according to a Sudanese government official.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020