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What will you do with the freedom you have?

 

 
AS AN ABOLITIONIST–


You are what makes our work possible. For over 12 years now, we’ve seen the power that can lie in the actions of everyday people who dare to believe that slavery can be abolished. Our story has always been about the story of one–and how the one became many. 

 

We’ve only just scratched the surface of the impact we, as a global community of abolitionists, can have when we all come together. 


There are still millions affected by this global crisis–but when you give today, your action has the power to change the lives of human trafficking victims like Emilia, June, Dalila, and Paul, all around the world.   

  
Freedom starts with you.
 
Freedom starts with you.
  
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The global impact of abolitionists around the world.
  
  
Modern-day slavery will end with the everyday actions of modern-day abolitionists like you. Read below and see how your decision to take action leads to freedom for lives like Dalila, Stella, Paul, and June.

  

The global impact of abolitionists around the world.
 
  
Modern-day slavery will end with the everyday actions of modern-day abolitionists like you. Read below and see how your decision to take action leads to freedom for lives like Dalila, Stella, June, and Paul.
   

Dalila


Dalila

 

Stella


Stella

 

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Paul

 

June


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Dalila

 

Dalila* moved to South Africa with a family believing she was entering into a promising opportunity. But she had been lied to. This family held her in a domestic servitude situation, where they told people she was “ill” and received sponsorship to tend to her “illness”—but really, she was forced to stay in the house with no freedom of movement. One day, a family friend noticed something was “not quite right,” and contacted our hotline. After 12 years of experiencing severe abuse, she was finally rescued and reunited with her family back home. 


Domestic servitude is a prominent form of trafficking in South Africa and is mostly hidden. But today, your actions can be the difference between a hidden crime and a rescued victim. When you give, awareness campaigns are able to educate the public on how to spot trafficking and report it. Just like a family friend did for Dalila. Freedom starts with you. 
 

Give today, and join the movement of abolitionists ending slavery around the world. ➝

  
Dalila

 
  

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June

 

June* was offered a job by an agency that arranged her travel to the job site in Thailand. But once she arrived, she realized the offer was a lie. June was told that she needed to pay off a debt to her trafficker and was forced into the sex trade every day—drugged and physically abused by her trafficker.

Afraid for her safety, June was hesitant to try and leave. One day, she called the police for help. They reached out to A21 to assist in the operation, and June was successfully brought to safety.

After entering our care, she was given a safe place to stay, medical and dental treatment, and documents needed to stay in the country. A21 has also worked with the Royal Thai Government and other organizations to coordinate the prosecution of her trafficker and compensation for June.

Today, June is free, independent, and has gained vocational training to start her own small business. No longer enslaved, and empowered to live a whole new life. One person used the freedom they have to contribute to another's changed story.

What will you do with the freedom you have?  Give Now ➝

  

June


  
  

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Stella

 

Stella* is one of many who accepted a job in Spain. Her family friend approached her with the offer and assured her there was plenty of opportunity to make money and provide for her family back home in Bulgaria.

But once they arrived, they were placed in horrible living conditions—the house was filled with many rooms, with nine people crammed into one room.

Stella was forced to work excessive hours and received very little food. Her trafficker told her she owed a debt for rent and the food she was given even though she didn’t receive a salary.

Thankfully, one day Stella was able to escape and ran to the closest police station. The police conducted a raid and assisted the group of victims to safety, arresting their trafficker. Both Stella and the rest of the survivors were safely assisted back home to Bulgaria and were connected with A21.

This is where a new beginning started for Stella. She has been attending our Freedom Center regularly where she is partaking in our Life Programs. Her eagerness to learn is inspiring and she’s already learned financial and parenting skills, and is motivated to engage in a healthy lifestyle.

Stella’s restoration is heavily impacted by supporters like you. Because when you use your freedom to give, it can result in freedom for another life.

 

Give today, and join the movement of abolitionists bringing freedom around the world. ➝ 

 

Stella


  
  

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Paul

 

Paul* dreamt of coming to America from the time he was a child. He grew up surrounded by gang violence and lived in fear for him and his family’s safety. 

One day, a man visited Paul’s town and asked if he was interested in traveling to America. Paul felt like this was his chance to fulfill his dreams of creating a better life for his family. He decided to use his life savings and paid the man to take him there. 

But once they arrived, he was brought to a couple he knew nothing about. The man told him that in order to stay in America, Paul needed to work for this couple’s farm and restaurant. Paul agreed, but once he decided to stay, they stripped him of his identification and documents. He slept on a mattress in a shed on the farm, with no heat and little food. Even though he worked 16 hours a day, he never received any money for his work. He was told his money was going toward his lodging, necessities, a debt he owed, and his family back home. But the more Paul asked questions about his money, the more the couple threatened to call the police. 

One day, Paul was working at the restaurant when he started a conversation with a customer in his native language. The customer did not feel right about Paul’s situation, so he reported the incident to law enforcement. Eventually, law enforcement conducted an operation at the restaurant and was able to assist Paul to safety. 

Paul was then put in contact with A21. Our team was able to coordinate legal services and provide the support Paul needed to find stable employment and create a safe home so his family could come live with him. 

Today, Paul is free—but there are millions more like him who are still trapped in slavery. The solution? You. Us. Our cities, states, and nations. A global community of abolitionists taking action right where they are. Modern-day abolitionists will end modern-day slavery.

 

Give today, and use your freedom to fight for the freedom of others like Paul. ➝
Paul


   
  

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The global impact of abolitionists around the world.

 

The question is not whether or not freedom is possible.
The question is how wide, how far, and how fast will freedom advance? 


THERE ARE STILL MILLIONS ENSLAVED. AND WE KNOW THERE IS FREEDOM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE FIGHT.

    

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Meet the modern-day abolitionists   
  

YOUR ACTIONS MULTIPLY ALONGSIDE PEOPLE LIKE NICK, GEORGIA, BOI, AND BONNIE ALL OVER THE WORLD.

  

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Boi's Story   


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."

 

It’s abolitionists like Boi who use their freedom for the freedom of others that will be the reason slavery ends for the one, and for the millions. For people like Stella

 

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Georgia's Story   


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.

 

And it’s because of abolitionists like Georgia that survivors are now free. Survivors like june

 

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Nick's Story   

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.

 

Nick’s actions were more than training, biking, and even conquering challenging terrain—his decision to raise awareness and funds for A21 is the reason lives around the world are experiencing freedom instead of slavery. Every dollar raised directly impacts initiatives like our National Hotlines, enabling staff to answer more calls for help that change everything For people like Dalila

 

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Bonnie's Story   


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.

 

It’s because of people like Bonnie who are using every opportunity to raise awareness, that survivors like paul are free

 

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