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

Strengthening Migration Processes through Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue

Navigating the intricate landscape of global labor migration, particularly the India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) migration corridor, where the pursuit of economic opportunities often intertwines with the risk of exploitation, has become a pressing concern. As new...

A Transformative Journey: Meeting with Survivors in Nigeria

In Senegal, we are collaborating with the Center on Human Trafficking Research & Outreach (CenHTRO) at the University of Georgia, two civil society organizations, law enforcement, and other government agencies to combat severe sex trafficking in the Kedougou...

UN Security Council Research

On Tuesday, June 4th, Free the Slaves and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab launched their joint report, “Modern Slavery and the United Nations Security Council” at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York, New York. This exciting event began at 2 PM...

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.

Addressing Modern Slavery in Cambodia

Modern slavery in Cambodia is not just a statistic; it’s a human crisis that demands immediate and sustained action. In today’s world, the term ‘slavery’ often conjures images of a dark past. However, this grave violation of human rights persists in contemporary society under the guise of ‘modern slavery.’ This encompasses forced labor, human trafficking, forced marriage, and various forms of exploitation. Particularly concerning is the situation in Cambodia, a country grappling with these issues on multiple fronts.

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.