There are thousands of NGO’s working toward a better future. Whether it is environmental issues, poverty reduction, anti-human trafficking, disaster relief or veteran services, the world’s civil society is on the rise.
To honor these organizations and the people who are putting their lives on the lines for others everyday, the Classy Awards, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, is awarding U.S and Canadian organizations that are “champions of social progress.”
Classy Awards judges look for nominees that are leaders who are innovative in the way that they tackle social issues. Nominees are goal oriented, take risks, and are making a huge difference in the world.
This year in the Human Rights and Social Justice awards category, Free the Slaves has been chosen as a top five nominee for labor rights. We were chosen because of our dedication to bring people out of slavery and into freedom by addressing slavery’s root causes and helping those who are enslaved to liberate themselves.
The awards ceremony is May 3rd in San Diego, and Free the Slaves Executive Director Maurice Middleberg will be on hand. Our thanks to the Classy Awards judges for honoring Free the Slaves as a top nominee.