Boi and his wife are business owners.
Growing up in Amsterdam, Boi recognized the issue of human trafficking in his own country. He learned about “loverboys”, that would lure innocent and often vulnerable girls into prostitution either through physical force or psychological manipulation. It’s this understanding of the reality of human trafficking that led Boi to take action.
Today, Boi and his wife use their business to support the work of A21 around the world.
By becoming an A21 business partner, they utilize the services of their business to play their part in the global fight against slavery, by supporting A21’s awareness, intervention, and aftercare efforts.
“With raising two daughters, my wife and I believe it is very important for them to understand human trafficking is a reality. And for that very reason we support A21 through our business in the fight against it.
It’s crucial that others join the fight, because every life counts. A movement is started by a ripple, that can turn into big waves. I believe knowledge brings responsibility, and that responsibility can be converted into action. Supporting A21 is one of them."
Georgia is a junior in high school. And she reminds us how we can all play our part in ending slavery right where we are.
Her school participates in “Dress Down Days” where the entire student body can donate three dollars to “dress down” from the usual class uniforms.
With a passion to fight human trafficking, Georgia applied to host one of these Dress Down Days to benefit A21, and rallied students at her school to help support the cause.
“I really appreciate everything you do for victims of trafficking. It’s inspiring to know we are helping so many women, men, and children not only be removed from trafficking, but recovering and getting a second chance at life. It has been a pleasure to sponsor you and I will always be looking for more opportunities to help!”
Georgia is truly inspiring—her passion and initiative reminds us that the fight against slavery isn’t limited by where we are, who we are, or what we have. Anyone can use the freedom they have to fight for others’ freedom.
When Nick came across the reality of human trafficking, there was no turning back. He and his wife Christine saw a missing children’s poster in an airport—and from that moment, they knew they had to do something. What started as a poster in an airport has now become a global anti-trafficking organization, A21.
And now 12 years later, Nick is continuing to take action. He is continuing to use what’s in his hands to make a difference. While he fights slavery daily through his work as our CEO, he wanted to make it even more personal. Last year, he and his friends decided to take on one of the hardest bike races in the world, the Cape Epic, spanning over 400 miles of rough terrain in South Africa to raise awareness and funds for our operations all over the world.
What kept Nick going was the reality that with every challenge he overcame, every mile he biked, and every dollar he raised—he knew it meant freedom for one more life. For one more missing child.
Bonnie has been hosting Walk For Freedom in Texas for the last two years.
She goes above and beyond to bring awareness not only to her community, but wherever she can.
This May she hosted a brunch inviting local leaders including law enforcement, religious groups, and coaches to raise awareness and educate the leaders of her community on the reality of human trafficking–inviting them to be a part of Walk For Freedom.
As she was hosting Walk For Freedom this past year, she stepped in to represent A21 at a press conference where she sought any opportunity to educate and raise awareness leading her to present to a group of 70 county judges.
Awareness leads to action, which leads to freedom.