• FTS Pioneers New Child Slavery Approach in Ghana

    The U.S. and Ghana governments have signed a historic compact to accelerate the fight against child slavery in Africa. Free the Slaves has been chosen as one of the key organizations to lead the way.

    The four-year project will not only free more than 400 children in hot spots among Lake Volta’s fishing communities and the surrounding region, it will also train more than 2,000 community members, traditional authorities and government officials in ways to sustainably combat child slavery for many read more >

  • You’ve Made our 15th Birthday a Huge Success

    Our 15th anniversary year comes to a close in just a few days. It’s been a remarkably successful year.

    Our front-line anti-slavery programs have crossed two important benchmarks: freeing more than 10,000 people from slavery and educating more than 100,000 to prevent their enslavement.

    Our global advocacy initiatives have helped convince Nepal to outlaw slavery in its new constitution and prompted members of the U.S. Congress to introduce bills to increase anti-slavery funding and establish nationwide corporate accountability for slavery in products.

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  • U.S. Diplomat Calls on Governments to Respect Civil Society

    America’s ambassador to the United Nations says nongovernmental organizations are under threat throughout the world, and it needs to stop.

    Ambassador Samantha Power’s remarks came during a reception in India last month, where she met with government officials and attended the 2015 Women in the World Summit.

    “My boss,” Power noted, “began his own career as a community organizer in Chicago. And in that capacity, a young Barack Obama worked to help marginalized citizens press their local government for changes that would read more >

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