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A Message From Free the Slaves

Thu, 11/05/2009 - 11:40am

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your gift to Free the Slaves through TheGive5. Your donation literally helps make the difference between slavery and freedom for people around the globe.

Through the generosity of supporters like you, Free the Slaves is freeing people from slavery, helping them to rebuild their lives, and dismantling the systems allow slavery to flourish. Together, we’re building a world without slavery. Some recent highlights of our work include:

  • Over 1,000 mothers marched through Port-au-Prince, Haiti to call for an end of child domestic slavery: messages of solidarity from FTS supporters were greeted with cheers.
  • Five north Indian communities once controlled by fear, violence and hunger have successfully eliminated debt bondage slavery and are building new lives in freedom.
  • We’ve completed construction on a new shelter for women and girl survivors of sexual slavery in Bihar, India, the first of its kind in this poor region rife with slavery.
  • FTS President Kevin Bales co-authored and published a new book about slavery in America, The Slave Next Door, which is receiving excellent reviews.
  • In one year 60 boys and girls were rescued from slavery in fishing along Lake Volta in Ghana, taken to a shelter to heal, and reintegrated within their communities.
  • In 48 communities in Nepal, villagers are meeting regularly to say ‘no’ to slavery and trafficking, and to create better futures for themselves and their children.

Thank you for helping to make this important work possible. By giving to Free the Slaves, you help to end slavery forever. Please call us at 202-775-7480 if you would like to learn more or become more involved in our work.

With gratitude,

Free the Slaves