Freeing slaves is about community. It’s about strengthening community resistance in slavery hot spots so that traffickers cannot prey on vulnerable children, women and men. And it’s about building a community of supporters among those of us who live with the blessing of liberty, and then building a bridge between those who need help and those who can provide it.
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Free the Slaves has a challenge for you during this holiday season, a unique opportunity to create a chain of giving that reaches across the globe: Give a Gift, Get a Gift.
Make a donation to Free the Slaves today, and ask a friend to donate too. Together you will help us open the lock for thousands trapped in slavery.
Here’s how to do it:
Sowji Kilaru dropped by the Free the Slaves office recently to drop off a remarkable donation. She’s president of an organization to harness the creative potential of New Yorkers to make a difference in the world. We asked Sowji to tell us about her group:
“We created Dancing For A Difference with two different goals in mind. The first was to establish an organization that was dedicated to raising awareness and money for important social issues impacting the South read more >
The holiday gift season has begun. Another sweater? What size? What color? Stand in line? Find a parking spot? Make it easy. And make a difference. Give the gift of freedom instead. Give a gift that will help end slavery. It’s simple and can be done from your couch:
1. Choose an e-card that sends the message you want to share. We have four to choose from.
2. Choose a donation amount that is meaningful to you.
3. Tell us who should receive the e-card and on what read more >
As the Thanksgiving holiday draws near, I would like to share a very special video message from the Free the Slaves staffers across the globe whose work you support. They risk their safety every day to help vulnerable and exploited communities break free from the inhumanity and brutality of slavery.
They’d like to say – in their own languages – how grateful they are for the donors who make freedom possible.
As I have traveled the world with our front-line teams, I have seen the results of our programs with my own eyes read more >
New research from the group Walk Free and FTS Co-founder Kevin Bales estimates there are more people in slavery today than previously thought. The 2014 edition of the Walk Free Global Slavery Index reports that 35.8 million people are enslaved, a 23 percent increase from the team’s 2013 assessment. The team attributes the sharp increase to improved research methodology, not an increase in the number of slaves.
The report, which provides a country-by-country estimate of slavery in read more >
Editor’s Note: We thought you’d like to read a remarkable presentation by our Executive Director, Maurice Middleberg. Our thanks to St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Boca Raton, Florida for inviting Free the Slaves to spread the word about slavery today.
October 30, 2014
Ladies and gentlemen, good evening. Thank you so much for coming out tonight. It is a privilege to be with you.
I want to express my appreciation to Cassie Krejewski and Pam Campi for their support read more >
We’re all touched by slavery today. It’s in our homes, schools, offices, churches and stores. That’s because many of the 21 to 30 million people in modern-day slavery make products that we use every day.
You can help end it by fighting slavery at its source. A contribution to Free the Slaves will empower people in vulnerable communities to resist and overcome the forces that make them easy prey for traffickers.
Free the Slaves works at the community level in slavery hot read more >
Most students learn in school that slavery ended more than a century ago. Of course, that isn’t true. Slavery was outlawed, not ended. Current estimates are that 21-30 million people are enslaved today, more slaves than at any time in human history.
To provide teachers, pupils and parents with resources to teach and learn about modern-day slavery, FTS has just developed three downloadable guides. You can find them on the FTS students webpage.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is working to integrate anti-trafficking efforts into America’s development projects around the globe. That’s because modern-day slavery can reduce the success of international development efforts.
USAID officials in Washington turned to FTS this week to learn if our programs to combat child slavery in Haiti and Ghana might provide examples of successful anti-slavery work that could be duplicated worldwide.
FTS Haiti Country Director Smith Maxime began the briefing for USAID staffers and others from the read more >