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Modern Slavery

White House Threatening Rule that Combats Slavery in Africa

Free The Slaves | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Our work to end slavery in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is under threat. Our Congolese partner organizations say an executive order bein...

Standing Firm for Freedom

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.31.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Trafficking Prevention Month ends today, but we would like to ask Free the Slaves supporters to remain vigilant throughout the year. With fast-moving ...

Why I Free Slaves: Psychologist Sheila Siegel

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.20.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Sheila Siegel, a retired clinical psychologist in Los Angeles, first saw slavery in a shop in Jaipur, India. She had gone in to buy a ...

Why I Free Slaves: Teacher Robert Birk

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.19.2016 | Education
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel In Robert Birk's 8th-grade English class, his students read The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass. The abolitionist's powerful auto...

Why I Free Slaves: Rabbi Debra Orenstein

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Slavery is a key part of Jewish identity. The central narrative of Jewish faith is being enslaved in ancient Egypt; it is the story th...

Global Human Rights Award for our Congo Partner

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.14.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Overcoming fear is essential to freedom, and in eastern Congo there is plenty to be frightened about. Millions have died in conflict over the region's...

Why I Free Slaves - Actress Virginia Williams

Free The Slaves | Posted 12.12.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Virginia Williams, a Hollywood television actress, did not seek out Free the Slaves. She was actually wary at first. Seven years ago ...

Why I Free Slaves - Investor Margaret Graff

Free The Slaves | Posted 01.30.2017 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Margaret Graff, an investment professional in Atlanta, helps her clients find charities that are both authentic and inspiring. She cou...

Why I Free Slaves - Author James Hannaham

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.18.2016 | Black Voices
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel In the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, James Hannaham sees slavery everywhere: the coffee shop, crowded sidewalks, the vegetable aisle of h...

Wanted: Fair Food

Fiona David | Posted 11.17.2016 | Impact
Fiona David

Consumers do not want to be inadvertently eating food picked or packed by people who have been exploited, deceived or abused. We need our government and supermarkets to create an environment where it is impossible for anyone to sell food produced under these conditions.

Ending Slavery is Something All Voters Agree On

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Free The Slaves

With the divisive 2016 election now behind us, and calls for healing and unity coming from political leaders, it's important to note that the fight ag...

New Film Series Spotlights Seven Inspiring Abolitionists

Free The Slaves | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Anna Bengel Free the Slaves filmmakers have traveled the globe to document inspiring stories of slavery and freedom. Now, they're turning the came...

Teaching Supply Chain Managers How to Fight Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves They typically work in nondescript cubicles in corporate office parks -- and they usuall...

Catholic Church Responds to Slavery at Sea

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.03.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and S...

Government and Civil Society Unite Against Ghana Child Trafficking

Free The Slaves | Posted 08.01.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

by Brennan Weiss ACCRA -- Ghana is partnering with the U.S. government and civil society organizations to eradicate child trafficking here, a country...

2016 Freedom Award to Target Bonded Labor Slavery in India or Nepal

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.27.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

Free the Slaves periodically honors survivors, activists and organizations that demonstrate outstanding courage, innovation and dedication in the figh...

Minnesota Mom Accused Of Beating, Enslaving Chinese Woman As Her Nanny

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.19.2016 | Crime

A Chinese woman’s American dream turned into a nightmare, authorities say, when she was enslaved by a Minnesota woman who starved and beat her while...

Debt-Free Weddings Prevent Slavery in India

Free The Slaves | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Rajneesh Kumar Yadav Free the Slaves India Country Director Indian weddings are legendary - they are large, loud, colorful, and can last for days....

New 30-Min Film Takes You Face to Face with Slavery

Free The Slaves | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact
Free The Slaves

By Maurice Middleberg Executive Director | Free the Slaves Today we are thrilled to release a poignant new film that features the work of Free the Sl...

Fighting Slavery Should be a Priority For The Next UN Secretary-General

Nick Grono | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Nick Grono

Co-authored by Anna de Courcy Wheeler, senior program officer for legal and business initiatives at the Freedom Fund. Slavery is endemic in our mod...

Fighting Modern Slavery - "Ordinary People" to the rescue

Joanna Ewart-James | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
Joanna Ewart-James

It's a fact. We do not know precisely how many people are held in modern slavery today. We do know that the number reaches into many millions - the ne...

In Nepal, where the slavery journey begins

Monique Villa | Posted 06.01.2016 | Women
Monique Villa

One year after the earthquake, Nepal has become the poorest country in Asia, surpassing Afghanistan. Last week, I visited the Kathmandu valley for a f...

Trafficking Victims In India Would Get Support, Not Jail Time With New Law

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's minister for women and children unveiled a draft of the country's first-ever comprehensive anti-human...

What You Can Do to Make Passover About Slavery Past and Present

Free The Slaves | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Free The Slaves

Millions of Jews throughout the U.S. and around the world face a challenge each year at Passover: how to connect the biblical story of their liberation from slavery to the daily experience of life today.

Ending the Exploitation of People and the Planet

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

There could be no more urgent political or policy agenda. There are two global crises that are increasing exponentially in scale this year, trapped in a vicious reinforcing cycle, one making the other worse.