At a glance
40.3 million people are living in slavery today – 71 percent of them women and girls. Females comprise 99 percent of the victims of sexual exploitation, but they also make up 59 percent of forced labor in the private sector.1 Girls in Southern India and Ethiopia looking to contribute to their families and forge an independent future find themselves vulnerable to egregious labor exploitation and poorly prepared to protect themselves. The Freedom Fund works in 'hotspot' coalitions of grassroots non-profit organizations to tackle systemic issues driving slavery in specific communities. The combined action, accompanied by careful research on what works, aims to reduce the prevalence of slavery in those communities and industries.
The Freedom Fund is a leader in the global movement to end modern slavery. Freedom Fund identifies and invests in the most effective frontline efforts to eradicate slavery in the countries and sectors where it is most prevalent. Partnering with community-based organizations, visionary investors, governments, anti-slavery agencies and those at risk of exploitation, Freedom Fund tackles the systems that allow slavery to thrive. It works to protect vulnerable populations, to liberate and reintegrate those enslaved, and to prosecute those responsible.