It’s important for those in the anti-slavery movement to let the world know that slavery can be eradicated. Alerting the public that slavery still exists is not enough. We must show the way to a world where all are free.
This is why Free the Slaves celebrates courageous heroes who fight slavery every day. Each year artists, actors, business and political leaders, musicians, abolitionists and anyone who loves freedom, gather for the Free the Slaves Freedom Awards ceremony.
The awards are open to slavery survivors who are now helping others, and to individuals whose leadership has made a lasting impact on the global effort to eradicate human trafficking, forced labor and all forms of modern-day slavery.
The Freedom Awards celebrate heroes of the anti-slavery movement from around the world by shining a spotlight on successful, sustainable anti-slavery work. Winners receive cash prizes to continue and expand their work. Previous winners have come from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the U.S.
NEW VIDEO: See how inspiring the awards ceremony can be! Highlights from 2008-10.
Awardees will be flown to Los Angeles for an inspirational ceremony that honors the vision and courage of slavery survivors, community-based organizations, individual leaders and extraordinary volunteers—all bringing slaves to freedom.
Nominate your hero. (Or nominate yourself—that’s okay, too.) For more information and to apply for the awards visit: www.freetheslaves.net/FreedomAwardsNominations.
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