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

The New Survivor Leadership Academy

A transformative gathering took place from September 26th to 28th in Nairobi, which marked a significant milestone in the fight against modern slavery. The Survivor Network Cameroon, in collaboration with Free the Slaves, launched the first-ever Survivor Leadership...

From Illegal Migration to Human Trafficking: Dangerous Journeys Across the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula

There is an urgent need to address the multiple conditions that lie behind migration from the Horn of Africa to the Gulf Monarchies. The journey from the Horn of Africa through Yemen and onwards to the Gulf monarchies accounts for 40% of all migratory movements...

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.

42 Survivors Return Home

The Kedougu region of Senegal is currently caught up in a gold rush, with thousands of people working in informal artesian gold mining. Despite the economic potential of gold, it creates comes with a price that has is a darker effect on the community. A local belief...

Human Trafficking and Climate Change: Understanding Intersections and Strengthening Responses in the Philippines

It is increasingly recognized that climate
change also contributes to (and is contributed by) human trafficking.

Survivors and Organizations Engaging Together Against Human Trafficking

Last year, Free the Slaves (FTS) and Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) initiated a research project on survivor engagement in Eastern and Central Africa. Moving from the consideration that the engagement of survivors in the anti-trafficking movement still...

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.