ABOLISH
SLAVERY
EVERYWHERE,
FOREVER

 

 

 

Freedom Report 2016

 

 

 
 

 

 

DEAR ABOLITIONISTS,

 

This report is not just a visual recount of 2016. It’s a reflection and a celebration of the early morning police raids, the gravel laid down for refugees to travel on, and the life in a survivor’s eyes. This report is a testament to the doing, and not just the saying–a testament to you and the work that you make possible every single day.

People thought that slavery had been abolished, yet it’s here. Staring right at us in the 21st century. But that’s why we exist–to rescue the one woman, the one man, and the one child who is trapped, exploited, and hidden in plain sight. Together, we are rolling up our sleeves and fighting for their freedom.
 

From launching a National Human Trafficking Resource Line in South Africa and building houses in Iraq, to assisting in the rescue of 77 refugees from a warehouse and starting operations in Denmark. 2016 was filled with stories of victory and significant moments that we want to share with you.


On behalf of the A21 team and all of our survivors–thank you. We are honored to be working with you.

 

Let’s create history together. Let's end slavery.


Nick & Christine Caine 

 

 

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In 2016, we continued to deploy Freedom Containers across Greece for three key purposes:


• Educate refugees about human trafficking so they can protect their families:

152,466 reached. 


• Provide access to clean water:

11,913,500 portions of clean water given to refugees.



• Allow refugees to enjoy a hot shower in the middle of winter.

553,233 clean & warm showers.
15 water containers deployed.

   
  

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We're stopping human trafficking before it starts. Millions of men, women, and children were reached through our prevention efforts in 2016.    

1,341,126

people reached through Prevention and Awareness Events and more than

30,535 

students reached through events.

Awareness reduces vulnerability.   

 

 

 

 

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77 people were rescued after a tip came into our 1109 National Human Trafficking Resource Line in Greece. The victims had been kidnapped from FYROM*. The kidnappers were keeping the refugees locked in a building. Their lives were in critical danger if their families didn’t pay €1100 each. One of the captives pulled out his phone and texted an aid worker that he met in a refugee camp. A cry for help. The aid worker had attended one of our Human Trafficking Prevention trainings, and immediately reported it to 1109. Greek police and Interpol received the information, and made the rescue.

 

 

 

 

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It was October last year when A21 Thailand received an unforgettable call from the local hospital.

An 18-month-old
baby—a victim of
human trafficking.

 

She had been sexually abused, beaten, burned, and brought to the hospital in a coma. With multiple broken bones, and burns on her face and body, she had to undergo multiple surgeries to recover from the trauma.

 

 


We assisted the little girl through our SAFE program and repatriated her. She was placed in a loving foster care family, where A21 will continue to support her and provide medical care, counseling, and the education she deserves.

Without adequate legal and medical support from A21, the little girl may have been sent back to the family who exploited her in the first place.

 


These stories are heartbreaking, but they’re the reason we fight.

 

 

 

 

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