Though human slavery has been outlawed, the practice persists in many countries, particularly affecting some of the most vulnerable communities in our world.
Join YPFP and Free the Slaves's Maurice Middleberg for an in-depth discussion about modern human slavery and the ways that Free the Slaves works to end these atrocities.
About Maurice Middleberg
As executive director of Free the Slaves, Maurice Middleberg oversees the organization's wide range of innovative anti-trafficking initiatives around the globe. These include frontline community-based projects in hotspot countries to liberate slaves and transform the economic, political, and social systems that allow slavery to persist - as well as guiding the group's policy, advocacy, corporate engagement, and awareness-raising programs inside the United States.
About Free the Slaves
Fighting for Freedom
Free the Slaves was born in the early days of the new millennium, dedicated to alerting the world about slavery’s global comeback and to catalyze a resurgence of the abolition movement.
Slavery has been outlawed everywhere, but it has not been eradicated. Free the Slaves exists to help finish the work that earlier generations of abolitionists started.
We help those in slavery escape the brutality of bondage. We help prevent others from becoming trapped by traffickers. We help officials bring slave holders to justice. We help survivors restore their dignity, rebuild their lives, and reclaim the future for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Slavery will end when businesses clean up their supply chains and consumers demand slavery-free products, when governments and international institutions toughen enforcement and fund anti-slavery work worldwide, and when activists and advocates educate the vulnerable about their rights and empower those in slavery to take a stand for freedom.
Free the Slaves is building a world without slavery by demonstrating that ending slavery is possible.
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