“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
Author William Faulkner’s thoughts about the value of standing up and speaking out capture the spirit of our policy advocacy program at Free the Slaves. Liberating the enslaved will not, in itself, end slavery. We must also advocate for legal, political and social change.
That’s why we need your continued support. We’re building a movement for justice to bring freedom to everyone, everywhere.
Your contribution supports our advocacy work on many levels:
- ON THE FRONT LINES: We help community residents band together to stand up for their rights – including tougher law enforcement, better services so survivors can restart their lives, and development funding to reduce vulnerability in remote and impoverished villages.
- IN THE U.S.: We push for stronger laws and increased funding. Working in partnership as co-chair and secretariat for the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, we’ve successfully lobbied Congress to improve the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and resist budget cut proposals from the White House.
- AT THE U.N.: We represent civil society on the Global Coordinating Group of Alliance 8.7, the U.N. effort to end forced and child labor. We’re advocating for greater involvement and funding for nonprofit groups worldwide.
- ACROSS THE GLOBAL MOVEMENT: We convene the annual Freedom from Slavery Forum, where activists from organizations big and small gather to share best practices, chart strategy and strengthen our collective voice.
As 2019 comes to a close, we’d like to express our gratitude for being a part of this vital behind-the-scenes work. By donating to Free the Slaves, you are raising your voice on behalf of those who cannot.