50 million people are enslaved today. You can help us free them and end the conditions that allow modern slavery to exist.

Modern slavery is a result of social, cultural, and political conditions that make people vulnerable. Poverty, war and conflict, migration, lack of access to basic human rights, and many other related factors create conditions where the powerful have the opportunity to oppress and exploit the weak.

To end slavery, those most vulnerable to slavery must have the knowledge and resources they need to protect themselves and their communities.

To end modern slavery and the conditions that make people vulnerable we are:

Movement Building

We champion unified anti-slavery efforts. Our Freedom from Slavery Forum bolsters collaboration, while our survivor networks amplify the voices of people with lived experiences, ensuring impactful strategies and optimized resources. Together, we strengthen the fight against modern slavery.

Influencing Policymakers and Advocating for Change

We aim to reshape policies that enable slavery by urging governments and power structures to enact systemic changes and robust enforcement. Through our pivotal role in Alliance 8.7 and strategic collaborations with partners, we drive legal reforms from the international stage to local communities. Our efforts make it increasingly difficult for traffickers to operate.

Engaging Local Communities

We mobilize and empower at-risk communities through targeted training and connections to resources, fostering grassroots resistance against slavery. Our community-centric approach amplifies human and labor rights, thereby creating resilience against exploitation.

Continuous Learning

In response to the evolving challenges of modern slavery, Free the Slaves conducts in-depth research to guide the movement. Our analysis integrates both survivor experiences and academic methodologies, allowing us to continually refine and update our anti-slavery initiatives.

This Week at FTS

Empowering Barangay Culiat to Combat Child Labor in the Philippines

Empowering Barangay Culiat to Combat Child Labor in the Philippines Modern slavery is an insidious reality that continues to affect millions worldwide, manifesting through forced labor, human trafficking, and the exploitation of children. In the Philippines, these...

Notes from the Field – Adrian Alexander – Human Trafficking in the Caribbean

Adrian Alexander, Free the Slaves Advocacy and Movement Building Country Manager in Trinidad and Tobago shares his recent experiences advancing relationships across the Caribbean Region.

Survivors and Organizations Working Together Against Human Trafficking: Insights from East and Central Africa

People who have been directly affected by a certain issue are the ones who best know its root causes, consequences, implications, and dynamics. They are also the ones who best know what the solutions to that issue may be. In virtue of their unique knowledge through...

Champions of Justice in Mauritania

In Mauritania, a country where the shadows of poverty linger and the remnants of slavery still impact lives, a dedicated team of paralegals from Free the Slaves (FTS) are tirelessly working to shed light on the path toward justice and human rights. Through their...

The Problem of Statelessness and Possible Solutions in the Middle East and North Africa

An urgent and all-encompassing human rights crisis exists in the MENA region regarding the condition of people who do not have the backing of a government, also known as stateless individuals. These people face a multitude of obstacles that diminish their quality of...

Empowering Media to Shine a Light on the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation in Kédougou

  A two-day media capacity building workshop was held on December 4th and 5th, 2023, in Kédougou, where 20 journalists from various media houses came together to deepen their understanding and reporting skills on a grave issue affecting the region, which is the...

Through thousands of us working together…

People Freed from Slavery

People Educated to Prevent Slavery

Government Officials Trained

You can help us free the slaves, mobilize communities, care for survivors, and advocate for global action.