“Forging freedom demands the courage to renew and transform.”
That’s how the Free the Slaves 2013 Annual Report begins. The report demonstrates that Free the Slaves is thriving as an organization, while embracing the need for change.
The report showcases remarkable results in 2013: more than 3,000 slaves freed, more than 18,000 villagers educated on ways to prevent slavery, more then 100 traffickers facing legal action.
But the report also examines how Free the Slaves is maturing as an organization. Our front line country programs, which serve communities menaced by slavery, are more clearly positioned now as the heart and soul of Free the Slaves. Our newly clarified model for change is bringing scientific scrutiny to the way we operate.
“It is wonderful to see that the movement toward ending modern-day slavery is gaining momentum,” writes FTS Board Chair Jane Covey, “and to know that Free the Slaves continues to occupy an important place in this cause.”
“We are filled with optimism,” writes FTS Executive Director Maurice Middleberg, “knowing that we are moving closer to a world without slavery.”
If you’ve ever wondered whether slavery really can be conquered, read our latest annual report. You will have no doubt.