Anti-Slavery International, Inc. DBA Free the Slaves

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 184

Issues: Civil Rights, International

Location: 1320 19th Street Nw Suite 600 Washington DC 20036 USA

Mission: Free the Slaves works to free the 27 million people in slavery around the world today, help them rebuild their lives, and end slavery once and for all.
Programs: Free the Slaves works to end slavery by: 1. Supporting grassroots anti-slavery organizations around the world who are literally kicking down doors, freeing slaves and helping them rebuild their lives; we provide funding and technical assistance and enable local movements to learn from each other. 2. Conducting social science-based research on the nature and scope of modern slavery in order to formulate targeted ways to combat it. 3. Increasing awareness of contemporary slavery to empower Americans and others to help. We utilize a video library, web site, educational materials for schools and community groups, and public presentations to engage thousands of people in the anti-slavery movement each year. 4. Working with businesses, labor unions, human rights and consumer organizations to eradicate slavery from product supply chains and building a consumer movement that chooses slave-free goods. 5. Working with governments to enforce effective anti-slavery and anti-trafficking laws, and where necessary, help create improved laws.
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EIN 56-2189635
www.freetheslaves.net

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our foundation has completed two projects with Free the Slaves (Nepal and Ghana), and we spent a week reviewing their work in Nepal. Their particular strength is to find local groups that are finding effective ways to fight slavery and empower those groups. Extremely efficient method. They work on all facets of the problem -- community education / prevention, liberation, rehabilitation, public policy, reintegration, ... We remain enthusiastic donors from our personal funds.

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Just keep doing what you're doing.

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I am a VA HS Senior. I completed a senior project of which Free the Slaves was the beneficiary. For my project, I hosted For“Bid”: An Auction to Stop Human Trafficking. This project not only allowed me to collect donations, but I got to directly inform over 200 people of human trafficking. In the process of completing my project, I was in contact with Mr. Lee McClure of Free the Slaves. Without his guidance and assistance, I would not have been able to complete my project. And without the work of Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free the Slaves, I would not have been able to pass my senior thesis.

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2012

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My senior culminating project requirement

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Though they are not the largest, the are the most clear in their mission. They also target specific areas as to make their impact more intense.

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I found out about this organisation by listening to a TED talk given by its founder. He is a university professor who researched the subject of slavery in the 21st century. He discovered that ALL countries in our world have slaves (yes S-L-A-V-E-S, defined as people forced to work by threat of violence and who earn barley enough to survive) and that it can cost very little to free a slave (it costs more in some countries)! His goal is a world without any slaves.
This organization work is based on these simple rules: freeing a slave means finding him a different occupation in life & never reward the slave owner by buying the slave from him. The latter means that the workers and volunteers risk their lives to free slaves.
They have a very detailed website so check it out, I am proud to be one of their donors.

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I, fortunately, am not a slave so I did not experience their work 1st hand.

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Lobby governments & the filthy rich to get involved!!! Since they have a fixed number (10 billion I think) for freeing all the slaves in the world they should work to get that money.

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