Organizations working to stop slavery

The trafficking of human beings for any purpose is disturbing. You may want to help but not know where to begin.

Here are some resources that we have found. We will continue to build this list, but we want your help in making this list complete. Join the conversation! Help us by sending us any information you have about organizations that are working to end human slavery and trafficking. Or send us your suggestions for what other readers can do to make a difference now!

For Consumers & Companies

Free2Work

You have the greatest power of all to stop slavery right at your fingertips. If you stop buying products produced by companies that use slave labor. It’s as simple as that! Use this link to find what companies are working to ensure that their supply chains are slave-free. Find out where your favorite companies stand on the issues and what you can do to encourage them to change their practices.

Around the Globe

Not For Sale Campaign

The Not For Sale Campaign equips and mobilizes Smart Activists to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyards and across the globe. Our collective challenge is simple: Stand with those who are enslaved, work together to free them, and empower them in their freedom to break the cycle of vulnerability. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime.

Enlist in the Not For Sale Academy to learn how to recognize and combat trafficking in your area.  Join the Not For Sale Student Abolitionist Movement.  Join or organize a Walk a Thon in your area to raise funds.  Learn which brands are making the pledge to be slave-free and how to challenge your company to do the same!

Free The Slaves

Click on any of the suggestions from Free The Slaves to start changing the world today. Go to this link to find reading lists, education materials for classrooms, documentaries, research and more.  Donate by adopting a liberator. Support the work of the people who are working to liberate and support the victims of human trafficking.  Other suggestions from Free The Slaves for how YOU can end slavery.

Buy items from the Free The Slaves Store made by survivors of human trafficking.

Lotus Outreach logoLotus Outreach International

Lotus Outreach is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of vulnerable women and children in the developing world.  Originally established to support refugee education, Lotus Outreach now also helps rehabilitate survivors of human trafficking and keep at-risk students in school. We support this mission through effective grassroots projects, particularly among the rural poor.

Hagar International

Hagar is an international Christian organisation committed to the recovery, empowerment and reintegration of women and childrenfrom devastating backgrounds of violence, abuse and trafficking, in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam.

In Nepal

Join the Friends of Maiti Nepal

Bombay’s red light district is the largest concentrated brothel in the world. View the film The Day My God Died that describes the highly organized syndicate that rivals the drug trade in profitability. The industry has formed a pipeline, which starts in the villages of Nepal and feeds a continuous supply of girls to the urban brothels. Recruiters capture them, smugglers transport them, brothel owners enslave them, corrupt police betray them and men rape and infect them. Every person in the chain profits except for the girls, who pay the price with their lives: 80 percent become infected with HIV. But as THE DAY MY GOD DIED also shows, there is a growing movement from both within and outside of the brothels to put an end to this insidious crime.

In the United States

CAST

Join CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), a Los Angeles-based organization and one of the first organizations dedicated to the abolition of human trafficking. This page contains plenty of resources including volunteer positions from graphic design to translation services.

Legal Aid Foundation

Contribute to the Legal Aid Foundation. The victims of human trafficking require legal advocacy once they have been freed to gain legal status in the United States. One repeated story in so many organizations is the fact that victims of human trafficking escape, only to be treated as criminals by the US Department of Immigration. The Legal Aid Foundation provides free representation for these cases.

Thai CDCThai CDC

Thai Community Development Center has played a major role in several human rights cases including many major trafficking cases.

East Los Angeles Women’s Center

This center provides services to women who need assistance escaping any dangerous domestic situation.