Mission: Liberating slaves and changing the conditions that allow slavery to persist
Slavery is the result of vulnerability. It flourishes where people cannot meet their basic needs and lack economic opportunity, education, health care, and honest government.
Slaves usually come from the poor, the desperate, the uneducated, the marginalized, and the unprotected. People are forced to work without pay, under threat of violence, and they’re unable to walk away.
Free The Slaves’ strategy is to reduce people’s vulnerability, help those in slavery to freedom, and transform the political, economic, cultural, and social circumstances that make slavery possible
Vision: A community-based model for freedom
They help communities chart their own path toward sustainable freedom based on their unique needs and circumstances.
They strengthen the capacity of grassroots organizations, government agencies, advocacy coalitions, and the media to take action. We support vulnerable communities through education, mobilization, and increasing access to education, vocational training, and essential services.
They rescue those in slavery and help them rejoin their families and communities. Free The Slaves records and shares success stories so the world can see what both slavery and freedom look like. And they systematically assess their work to ensure accountability and continuously improve their programs. Free The Slaves co-implements all community projects with and through locally-based organizations