Mission Statement

The Abolish Slavery Coalition prevents the spread of modern-day slavery by helping establish and mentor human trafficking task forces both domestically and internationally in order to find and protect those who have fallen into slavery and to promote the infrastructure needed to rescue victims and assist them on the road to recovery.

Today more than ever, victims of human trafficking are being prostituted, enslaved, abused, tortured and murdered by predators who often exploit victims’ vulnerabilities, but with your help, we can free the captives!

 

About AbolishSlavery.org

Abolish Slavery is a human rights agency that forms task forces to protect victims of human trafficking, prevent the crime from happening, and work to prosecute the criminals, so these victims can have a safe transition out of slavery and into a joyous life.

We are a coalescing force that brings people and organizations together while strengthening and building task forces. We help coordinate and mobilize in order to improve effectiveness in various contexts around the world, whether it is Burma, Haiti or New York City.

   

Protection: One of our survivors who we transitioned last year in New York just had a baby. We sent her $500 because she just had a baby and needed to pay rent. Her rent is $450. Her family is there, but it is a nice gesture because we are saying that “we are still here, we still care about you, and we are protecting you.” In other cases, there are drop-in shelters but there is no place for the victim to go after her third night. We will assist her until other safe housing can be found. Often there is no mechanism in place to transition her into a care facility after her rescue and her initial interviews. We are finding the missing hole and filling those positions ourselves.

Prevention: In Las Vegas we were able to connect LVPD with the Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force. The union provided more resources for the victims’ including shelter and necessary funding that the survivors need to become successful. We are looking to create a model for how to connect the investigation, or connect the dots to the different groups that are not talking.
Prosecution: We are currently working with a detective in Tijuana. Part of our program costs included money spent on a hotel and on a watch camera for investigations. During our 2013 New York investigations, we transitioned five girls from slavery to freedom and assisted them throughout court hearings and counselling sessions, sometimes providing transportation and safe housing. In Cambodia, ongoing investigations with the task force between 2010 and 2013 lead to 50 girls being released from slavery last year alone, and the traffickers arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.

Prosecution: We are currently working with a detective in Tijuana. Part of our program costs included money spent on a hotel and on a watch camera for investigations. During our 2013 New York investigations, we transitioned five girls from slavery to freedom and assisted them throughout court hearings and counselling sessions, sometimes providing transportation and safe housing. In Cambodia, ongoing investigations with the task force between 2010 and 2013 lead to 50 girls being released from slavery last year alone, and the traffickers arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.

We could very easily call ourselves an advocacy agency, but we are more than that. We are looking at the broad spectrum of what needs to be done. We look at the overall operating task force. In the past there were no task forces. We set them up. Now, as the law has come, the task forces are there, but they are not always functioning properly. We engage in all areas of the Three P’s in ways that no other groups do, which is an important component to solving the problem. This allows us to go in-depth into coming up with sustainable solutions. We then bridge that gap that isn’t being filled because we have engaged in all three; Prevention, Protection, Prosecution.