On this special Tuesday, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact. We hope you will share some love this holiday season with individuals and families going through tough times, including those trapped in modern forms of slavery around the globe. At Free the Slaves, our goal is to create a powerful movement that brings the injustice of modern slavery to an end. Can you make freedom for all your goal, too?
Traffickers thrive when women’s rights aren’t respected, when gender-based violence is ignored, when girls are denied education, and when people of different races, tribes, nationalities or social status face systemic discrimination. The links between trafficking and racial bias are not always visible, but they are undeniable.
Race and discrimination are risk factors for trafficking, and they often determine the treatment women experience when they migrate to seek work. People of color are often treated as a servant underclass in other countries. Racist ideology and racial, ethnic and gender discrimination contribute to the demand for desperate migrants who can be exploited. Your support of Free the Slaves helps change these social dynamics.
Can you imagine fighting for your freedom at a time like this? The global pandemic has made trafficking worse. People trapped in modern slavery need your help, especially on a day dedicated to transforming the world.