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

Survivor Advocacy Training in Democratic Republic of Congo

Bukeni Waruzi, Executive Director of Free the Slaves, recently conducted a critical training session with survivors of forced labor, modern slavery, sex trafficking, and child labor in Kinshasa, the national capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...

The Fight Against Human Trafficking: The Pursuit of Justice in the Dominican Republic

The Fight Against Human Trafficking and the Pursuit of Justice in the Dominican Republic. In the lush landscapes of the Dominican Republic (DR), a country celebrated for its beautiful beaches and vibrant culture, lies an insidious issue that casts a dark shadow: human...

Between Neglect and Exploitation: Modern Slavery in Peru

A recent study on modern slavery in Peru conducted by Free the Slaves and ONOTZI in the Peruvian Amazon’s regions of Ucayali and Huánuco uncovers the harsh realities of four Indigenous communities.

From Darkness to Light: A Resilient Journey from Senegal to Nigeria

Free the Slaves (FTS) team in Senegal organized an extraordinary homecoming on June 16, 2023. The heroes of this story were 26 resilient survivors of sexual exploitation, ranging in age from 13 to 26 years old. The vigilant agents of the NGO La Lumière removed these...

Children Free from Slavery in Ghana

Twenty victims of human trafficking finally got to taste freedom in the remote regions of Ghana. Free the Slaves, and our partners in Ghana removed them from modern slavery in the districts of Pru East, Sene East, Krachi West, and East Gonja, located in the country’s...

Leading Change in Cambodia: Free the Slaves Leads Anti-Slavery Training

Free the Slaves (FTS) continues empowering grassroots organizations around the world with its innovative Community Liberation Toolkit (CLT). FTS has expanded its horizons by diving into the core of Southeast Asia with the Chab Dai Coalition in a remarkable stride. ...

Through thousands of us working together…

People Freed from Slavery

People Educated to Prevent Slavery

Traffickers Arrested

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