There is power in the collaboration and action of dedicated leaders to address societal issues. This was clearly achieved when more than 200 leaders from the Philippines gathered together in the Panagtapok 2022 (which translates to ‘a gathering’ in English). The event united anti-trafficking advocates in continuing the fight against trafficking in person and online abuse and exploitation of women and children in the Philippines. It was led by JPI-IDC, Inc., a non-profit organization partner of Free the Slaves read more >
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“One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai.
Children are like clay. We can mold them into any shape and form just by our actions or our words. If we take the time to educate children, FTS and our partners believe that many lives will change, for the better. That’s why our team in India has been working with secondary schools in Bhadohi and Mirzapur to raise awareness on safe international read more >
Free the Slaves is thrilled to welcome the largest and most dynamic group of summer interns we’ve ever had!
We’ve asked each to say a bit about themselves and why they’ve chosen Free the Slaves.
MONITORING, LEARNING & EVALUATION
Where are you going to school and what are you studying?
I am currently a rising junior at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am a psychology major and a French studies minor.
What’s an interesting fact about yourself
I have read more >
Free the Slaves is wrapping up our 15th year of fighting for freedom. It’s a good time to not only reflect on our most important accomplishment, freeing 10,000 people from slavery. It’s also important to distill the lessons we’ve learned from years of working with slaves, survivors, activists and governments.
Slavery is stopped by strategically redressing vulnerabilities: Slaveholders and traffickers prey on critical vulnerabilities. Effective programs use a well-grounded theory of change to identify key risk factors, adapt interventions and focus read more >
It takes more than passion and indignation to eradicate the evil of slavery. It takes science. That’s why Free the Slaves has developed our Community Based Model for Fighting Slavery. It’s a four-step formula that guides our work to bring entire communities from slavery to freedom. It’s one of the most important innovations of our first 15 years as an organization.
There’s one word that defines what Free the Slaves has accomplished in our first 15 years of fighting for freedom: results. With your support, we have helped more than 10,000 people escape the brutal clutches of slavery.
And there’s one word we always hear from slavery survivors: thanks. Those who have regained control of their lives know just how precious freedom is. They are thankful that people they will never meet care enough about human dignity to contribute to read more >
Free the Slaves is thrilled to welcome Rajneesh Kumar Yadav to the staff as our new India country manager, based in Allahabad.
Rajneesh is no stranger, he’s run anti-trafficking teams for years as a key staffer at our partner organization MSEMVS.
Many of the remarkable rescues you’ve read about on the FTS Blog or our Facebook page have been organized by Rajneesh.
We asked Rajneesh what motivates him, and why he’s chosen to join Free the Slaves:
I am personally motivated by read more >
Today marks the 13th annual World Day Against Child Labor, and this year’s theme is education. That’s because educating children is one of the most effective ways to prevent them from becoming exploited in hard labor or slavery.
Schooling prepares children for productive lives in freedom, providing them with options as they grow up. Educating impoverished children can transform them from being a burden on their parents to becoming family assets who uplift their families and communities. Education is like read more >
Free the Slaves south Asia Director Supriya Awasthi sees herself as a connector. She builds bridges between slavery survivors and those still in bondage.
“I always wanted to do something like this, because I could see something changing in front of me,” she says. Once villagers are free, Supriya says “they also dream about others.”
“The people who are in slavery and those who have been freed, they connect. And the movement becomes contagious,” she says.
You can see Supriya share her thoughts read more >
Staying free is just as important as breaking free. It’s vital that slavery survivors plan what they will do to earn a living once they are rescued.
In the India village of Kukdaha, rescued slaves decided that they would do in freedom exactly what they did in slavery: make bricks. Except now they would be laboring for themselves, their families and their community.