Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recalled the formative days of the modern anti-slavery movement, and called for a “Decade of Determination” to end modern slavery as we observe the 20th anniversary of the U.N. Palermo Protocol and the U.S. Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
Tomorrow, October 28, marks two decades since America’s landmark law to confront human trafficking was passed by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton.
Mrs. Clinton said much progress has been made to date, but more read more >
Human rights activists from around the globe strategized new ways to confront the widespread problem of human trafficking and modern slavery during a special three-day convening at the U.N. Conference Center last week in Addis Ababa. Experts from 46 organizations in 18 countries crafted plans to accelerate civil society action in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East.
Members of the U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking ended their two-year term of service this afternoon with a plea to Ivanka Trump’s trafficking adviser to get their successors appointed, and provide stipends so they can serve without struggling financially.
The panel of 11 slavery survivors advises the president and federal agencies on ways to strengthen America’s response to human trafficking. The council was created by Congress in 2015, its members are appointed by the president. The first read more >
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Women are at the core of the modern abolitionist movement, and can help end slavery by working together. That’s the key takeaway from the Women Ending Slavery Spreecast, which is now available online. The hour-long discussion unfolded last Friday to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014.
The Spreecast highlighted what slavery looks like today, what women are currently doing to end slavery, and how you can help women and children break free from this global injustice. Speakers included Free the Slaves read more >
The global celebration of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 8th serves as both a reminder of how far we’ve come and how far we still have to go. Today, women are at the forefront of the global abolition movement. But unfortunately, women and girls represent 55 percent of modern slavery’s victims.
At Free the Slaves, we are dedicated to ending slavery for everyone, everywhere. That’s why I’d like to invite you to join us for a special “Women Ending Slavery” Spreecast, where you can chat online with women leaders of read more >
Last Saturday, I was standing on hallowed ground. As I rose to speak to hundreds of people gathered for a benefit concert at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, I had to take a deep breath. That’s because on that very spot, 150 years ago, anti-slavery activists were attending the funeral of one my wife’s ancestors, the noted abolitionist and congressman, Owen Lovejoy.
I knew that my words could never be as powerful as the eulogy delivered in 1864 by Plymouth read more >
Brooklyn hosts two important anti-slavery events next weekend that will shine a light on trafficking and the innovative methods FTS has developed to fight it.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11: Plymouth Church will be hosting a benefit concert for Free the Slaves. Join an all-star lineup, including The Impressions, Naiomi Shelton, members of The Dap-Kings, The Gospel Queens and the Inspirational Voices of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. Plymouth Church has a long history of involvement in the abolition and civil rights movements. It read more >
It’s like a perfect storm. Events are converging from every direction. If you’re eager to learn about modern slavery and how it can be eradicated, now’s the time.
Tuesday features a special 30-min webcast premiere and live chat event to address a critical question: How do we hold businesses accountable for slave labor used in their supply-chains? FTS Programs Director Karen Stauss will join other experts to examine ways to get slavery out of products we buy everyday. The webcast is read more >