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 the anti-slavery movement, and with a sex trafficking survivor, about the state of women and girls in slavery today. Learn what you can do to end the trafficking of women.
Join Free the Slaves Director of Programs Karen Stauss, our Haiti and Ghana Director Christy Gillmore, Tina Frundt of Courtney’s House and actress/abolitionist Virginia Williams for an interactive and empowering hour on Friday, March 7th at 2 p.m. ET. They will discuss the different forms of slavery that women and girls are subjected to, what is being done to help them, and how you can get involved in helping women break free.
For example, when women organize to drive slaveholders and traffickers from their communities, their daughters can be rescued, returned home and enrolled in school. They can form self-help groups, providing microfinance and vocational opportunities for women and financial security for families. Now, that is something to celebrate.
You can find all the details, RSVP and watch the Spreecast here. Please share this announcement with your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to spread the word.