Our Mission
   

To abolish slavery
everywhere, forever.

And with your help, we will.

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In 2008, a few ordinary people set out to do the
impossible... abolish slavery everywhere, forever.
To see a world where women are no longer sold for sex. Where men are no longer sold for labor. Where children are no longer taken from their families and exploited.

 
A world where every single person is free.


 

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Why A21?

 

 

 

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We are one of the largest organizations in the world that is solely fighting human trafficking.



We are one of the largest organizations in the world that is solely fighting human trafficking.

At a local, domestic, and international level. All over the world, we are not just responding to trafficking that is already taking place, but we are actively working on the frontlines to prevent it from happening to begin with.

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We are one of the largest organizations in the world that is solely fighting human trafficking.

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We are one of the largest organizations in the world that is solely fighting human trafficking.

At a local, domestic, and international level. All over the world, we are not just responding to trafficking that is already taking place, but we are actively working on the frontlines to prevent it from happening to begin with.

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We have a contextualized approach.




We have a contextualized approach.

Because the problem looks different everywhere we work, so does our response. We’re innovative and creative. We identify the gaps in each context and seek to fill them.

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We have a contextualized approach.

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We have a contextualized approach.

Because the problem looks different everywhere we work, so does our response. We’re innovative & creative. We identify the gaps in each context and seak to fill it.

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We have a unique vision to scale impact.


We have a unique vision to scale impact.

Our Reach, Rescue, and Restore programs work together to provide a comprehensive response to human trafficking. Each program has been designed to stand alone–filling critical gaps in the communities we work in without duplicating efforts. We are also committed to giving away our resources and knowledge to other groups combatting human trafficking so we can reach a tipping point where slavery is abolished everywhere, forever.

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We have a unique vision to scale impact.

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We have a unique vision to scale impact.

A21’s Reach, Rescue, and Restore programs work together to provide a comprehensive response to human trafficking. Our programs have also been designed as stand alone solutions to enable A21 to fill critical gaps in a community without duplicating efforts. We are also committed to giving away our resources and knowledge to other groups combatting human trafficking so we can reach a tipping point.

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We have an unwavering commitment to the one.



We have an unwavering commitment to the one.

Whether it’s preventing one life from ever experiencing exploitation in the first place to walking alongside the one who has toward freedom, independence, and a better story. We are with them every step of the way.

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We have a unique vision to scale impact.

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We have an unwavering commitment to the one.

Whether it's preventing exploitation from happening in the first place, to helping survivors heal and walk toward freedom, independence, and a better story—we always fight for the one. One life at a time, we will end slavery everywhere, forever.

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We believe in the role of abolitionists.



We believe in the role of abolitionists.

Simply put, our work wouldn’t be possible without you. Your giving, volunteering, fundraising, hosting, walking, and sharing is why we will see the day where a world without slavery becomes a reality.

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We believe in the role of abolitionists.

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We believe in the role of abolitionists.

Simply put, our work wouldn’t be possible without you. Your giving, volunteering, fundraising, hosting, walking, and sharing is why we will see the day where a world without slavery becomes a reality.

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Our team is compromised of qualified & seasoned professionals.



Our team is comprised of qualified and seasoned professionals.

Our team members are driven by a personal sense of calling and are deeply passionate to see slavery come to an end. Our staff on the ground is focused on raising up local leaders to make a difference in their countries, cities, and communities all over the world.

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Our team is compromised of qualified & seasoned professionals.

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Our team is comprised of qualified & seasoned professionals.

Our team members are driven by a personal sense of calling and are deeply passionate for the cause. Our staff on the ground is alocal and focused on raising up local leaders to make a difference in their countries, citiies, and communities all over the world.

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Partnership is essential to everything we do.



Partnership is essential to everything we do.

We understand that real change takes time, and it’s nearly impossible without collaboration. That’s why we work with government entities, law enforcement, frontline professionals, other non-profits, individuals, and industries in nearly every sector–because to end slavery, it will take all of us.

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Partnership is essential to everything we do.

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Partnership is essential to everything we do.

We understand that real change takes time, and it’s nearly impossible without collaboration. That’s why we work with government entities, law enforcement, frontline professionals, other non-profits, individuals, and industries in nearly every sector–because to end slavery, it will take all of us..

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Awards & Recognition

 

   

 

Hero Award

 

Hero Award

Phil Hyldgaard, A21 Chief Operating Officer, received the Hero Award in 2012 from the U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Office for his work to combat human trafficking with A21.


 

Mother Teresa Memorial Award

 

Mother Teresa
Memorial Award

A21 received the Mother Teresa Memorial Award in 2017 for its work combating human trafficking among refugees.


 

UN Women of Peace Media Award

 

UN Women of Peace
Media Award

Christian Elliot, A21 Director of Global Development, received the UN Women of Peace Media Award in 2020 for his work with A21 Can You See Me? Campaigns to help end violence against women and girls.


 

 

Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts

 

Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts

Awarded the 2020 Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons for our USA North Carolina operations.

 

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