Abolish Slavery fights human trafficking at home and abroad
"AbolishSlavery.org helps prevent the spread of modern-day slavery by helping to establish, train, advise, and mentor human trafficking task forces both domestically and internationally, to find and protect those who have fallen into slavery, and exploitation, and promote the infrastructure needed to rescue victims of labor and sexual exploitation, and assist them on the road to recovery."
You can help victims of human trafficking by supporting us here at AbolishSlavery.org Your donations help Abolish Slavery defray the costs of investigations and transition for survivors to freedom and self-sufficiency.
Today’s victims of human trafficking, also known as contemporary slaves, may be in debt bondage for two and three generations making bricks in India. In The Americas, (United States, Mexico, Central & Latin America), runaway girls are sometimes forced into prostitution by controlling pimps who move them, rape them, and exploit them as prostitutes purchased largely by American men.
Chattel slavery exists in Mauritania and Sudan where people are bought and sold and handed down as property from generation to generation.
In recent years we have achieved freedom for thousands due to the successful investigations with law enforcement task-forces. We assist survivors and their families through the turbulent waters of being rescued and restored to a life of dignity with shelter, support, security, and education.
Abolish Slavery invites you to become an abolitionist by supporting our mission to rescue and restore lives
Abolish Slavery is a leading human rights organization fighting modern-day slavery worldwide. We investigate human trafficking hot spots and transition victims to safe housing, counseling, education, job training, alcohol and substance abuse prevention & intervention, and other services that lead survivors to self sufficiency. You can help victims of human trafficking by supporting Abolish Slavery. The resources of supporters help defray the costs of investigations and transition for survivors to freedom and self-sufficiency. Your one time - monthly donation can help support our ongoing mission to rescue, and restore lives.
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.
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.