About Us

At the core of our approach is a simple, elegant idea—slavery is defeated when at-risk communities acquire the knowledge, tools and resources they need to overcome vulnerability and secure freedom.

Fighting for Freedom

Free the Slaves was born in the early days of the new millennium, dedicated to alerting the world about slavery’s global comeback and to catalyze a resurgence of the abolition movement.

Slavery has been outlawed everywhere, but it has not been eradicated. Free the Slaves exists to help finish the work that earlier generations of abolitionists started.

We help those in slavery escape the brutality of bondage. We help prevent others from becoming trapped by traffickers. We help officials bring slave holders to justice. We help survivors restore their dignity, rebuild their lives, and reclaim the future for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Slavery will end when businesses clean up their supply chains and consumers demand slavery-free products, when governments and international institutions toughen enforcement and fund anti-slavery work worldwide, and when activists and advocates educate the vulnerable about their rights and empower those in slavery to take a stand for freedom.  

Free the Slaves is building a world without slavery by demonstrating that ending slavery is possible.

Click here for our Free the Slaves Information Kit

Click here for our brochure on how we help people break free and stay free

Click here for our Slavery and Trafficking Fact Sheet

Click here for our most recent Free the Slaves Annual Report

Click here for our 2021-2031 Strategic Plan summary

Click here for our fighting for Freedom Timeline for highlights of our first 20 years of accomplishments

Click here for awards received by Free the Slaves and our partners 

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