Global Freedom Summit

Join us for a one-day event to train, inspire, and mobilise YOU to play your part in abolishing modern-day slavery in the places you call home and around the world.

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individuals, businesses, churches, civic groups, youth organisations.

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It can be an intimate gathering in a home or large gathering at a public venue.

Host responsibilities

Invite people to join you on 17 October 2020.

Host an event to watch the global broadcast over the Internet.

Take action together using A21 provided opportunities.

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on 17 October, we will:


 1 – Gather 

together for a global one hour broadcast that will equip, train, and inspire people to play their part in abolishing modern-day slavery.


 2 – Take Action 

in cities all over the world, advancing the fight for freedom through tangible and practical action steps in your city, town, and local community.


One day.

Tens of thousands of abolitionists.

Reaching millions of people.

A global event to rally and equip people everywhere for the one thing that unites us all: the belief in freedom for all mankind.

Join us on 17 October.


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Human trafficking is slavery.   


It’s the illegal trade of human beings. It’s the recruitment, control, and use of people for their bodies and for their labour. Through force, fraud, and coercion, people everywhere are being bought and sold against their will–right now in the 21st century.

But phrases likeslavery’ and ‘human traffickingcan still feel ambiguous.
This is the reality: slavery is violence. It’s physical, verbal, and sexual abuse. It’s forced prostitution. It’s barbaric working conditions.

Slavery is more stoppable than ever, and that’s why we’re here, rallying around the world and doing the work together.


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Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, generating more than 2,814,322,500,000 ZAR every year.






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Forcing, deceiving, or coercing a person to perform 


Forcing a person to work in captivity for little or no pay.


Forcing a person to work for low wages to pay back an impossible debt.


Forcing a person to work and live in the same place for little or no pay.


Forcing a child to participate in an armed force.



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human trafficking: how they're trafficked

*Based on total data and survivors A21 has assisted.   

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Traffickers use different methods to recruit victims.

When we know how they are trafficked, we are given the power to stop slavery before it starts.


1.    False job advertisement
2.    Sold by family
3.    Loverboy
4.    other

5.    Abduction
6.    Trafficked By Friend
7.    False Immigration 


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Signs of Human Trafficking 

Look for clues that identify a possible
victim of modern-day slavery


Controlled by Another Person

They are accompanied by a controlling person, and do not speak on his or her own behalf, but instead defer to another person.


Controlled Movement

They are transported to or from work, or live and work at the same place. They show signs that their movements are being controlled.


Lack of Earnings

They are unable to keep his or her earnings: it is “withheld for safekeeping.” In many cases, the person owes a debt they are working to pay off.


Foreign, Unfamiliar with the Language

They have recently arrived in the country and do not speak the language of the country—or they only know sex-related or labor-related words.


Overly Fearful, Depressed, and Submissive Behavior

They are frightened to talk to outsiders and authorities since they are closely monitored and controlled by their trafficker(s). They may be fearful, anxious, depressed, overly submissive, and may avoid eye contact.


Bad Health and Malnutrition

They may have signs of abuse or signs of being denied food, water, sleep, and/or medical care.


Lack of Official Identification

They are not in possession of their passports, identification, or legal documents.

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Signs of Physical Abuse

They may have bruises, scars, and other signs of physical abuse and torture. Victims of human trafficking are often beaten in areas that will not damage their appearance, such as their lower back.


Substance Abuse

They may show signs of drug use or drug addiction. They can be forced or coerced into drug use by his or her traffickers, or turn to substance abuse to help cope with his or her enslavement.


Lack of Trust

They may be distrustful and suspicious. A victim of human trafficking may act as if they distrust any person who offers them assistance or attempts to converse with them.


Lack of Personal Belongings

They may have few or no personal possessions.


Signs of Dependence

They may demonstrate affection, attachment, or dependence toward their abuser.


Deceived by a False Job Offer

Their actual job is different from the advertised job they had accepted.


Feelings of Being Trapped

They feel that they are unable to leave their current situation.

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If you suspect it, report it.

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We are a nonprofit organisation fueled by radical hope that human beings everywhere will be rescued from bondage and completely restored. We are the abolitionists of the 21st century. We work with you to free slaves and disrupt the demand.

Human trafficking is destroying lives, but freedom will have the final word.



Our vision.

We believe in a world without slavery. For 10 years now, we've rolled up our sleeves and set our feet to action. Why? Because in a single moment a number can turn into a name, a tragedy into a victory, and a belief into an action.

Freedom. That's our goal for every human being on the planet.


Our mission.

Abolish slavery everywhere, forever.






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Where we work.

We operate in 17 different Locations across the globe.

Each of our offices are unique in their operations. From reducing vulnerability in refugee camps to protecting and caring for survivors, our team is always at work somewhere around the world.   

Visit any of our international pages for a better look.


A21 Country Locations: Costa Mesa, California. Charlotte, Dallas, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Madrid, Spain. London, UK. Oslo, Norway. Copenhagen, Denmark. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Sofia, Bulgaira. Kiev, Ukraine. Thessaloniki, Greece. Cape Town, South Africa. Bangkok, Thailand. Pattaya, Thailand. Siem Reap Cambodia, Poipet Cambodia, Sydney, Australia.

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Our solution.   


Slavery is the fastest growing organised crime in the world. It’s real, hidden in plain sight, and tearing at the social fabric of every nation and economic structure.
But that's why we exist– 21st century abolitionists determined to bring change.

Our operational strategy, and the heart cry of our organisation, is to REACH, RESCUE, and RESTORE lives.



We prevent slavery from ever happening by engaging people through events, student presentations, and education programmes.



We work closely with law enforcement on the ground to support raids, identify victims through our resource lines, assist in the prosecution of traffickers, represent survivors in court proceedings, and collaborate with Governments and other NGOs to eradicate slavery at every level.



We work face-to-face with every person in our care, providing them with access to housing, medical treatment, counseling, education, employment, and repatriation based on their individual needs.


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South Africa is known as a source, transit, and destination country with an estimated 155,000 people enslaved. The beauty and perception of economic prosperity lures people from all over Africa and Asia with the promise of a "better life".
We see many different forms of exploitation here from forced labour on farms, fishing trawlers, and in domestic servitude to sexual exploitation on the streets and behind closed doors in illegal brothels. With such a diverse range our office works hard in all areas Reaching the Vulnerable, Rescuing the Victim, and Restoring the Survivor.



The reality: 53.76% of our population is vulnerable to trafficking.
The reality: less than 1% of victims are ever rescued.

So we work tirelessly to make sure that those most vulnerable hear about trafficking and learn how to protect themselves. We run school programmes, community awareness days, speak at youth groups, hold Shine Hope groups, and partner with government to get the word out there. We have many A-Teams around the country helping us to make sure the word reaches all corners of our nation. 


Events & Fundraisers.

We love partnering with freedom fighters like you around South Africa. Host an event to raise funds, or plan an awareness morning to spread the word and our team are ready to join. Please fill in a contact us form if you would like one of our team members at your event.



In South Africa we operate the National Human Trafficking Resource Line, a 24/7 line dedicated to assisting every Human Trafficking related call that comes in. By calling 0800 222 777 you can give an annonymous tip off, recieve advice or assistance on a case, ask for help and find out about organisations in your province that can assist you or provide training.

The Resource Line works in partnership with local law enforcement, government and civil society organisations all over the country to ensure that every case is handled professionally. Our call specialists are internationally trained and will endeavour to assist every caller no matter the time of day or night. No tip off is too small or irrelevant. The best way to uncover trafficking is to report, so if you see something, say something.



We are honoured to walk the road of freedom with survivors of trafficking in South Africa through our external survivor assistance programme and transition programme. The support we offer ranges from assistance with accommodation and food, health and psychological support, to educational and professional qualification programmes. Each survivor is unique and so each journey looks different, but the end goal is the same- a life of freedom.



The A21 SAFE PROJECT provides flexible and tailored support to survivors of trafficking who voluntarily wish to be repatriated back to their home country. The SAFE service supports the survivors throughout their journey of returning home from pre-departure to post-arrival and there after. The A21 SAFE project helps each individual according to their needs in order to give them the best support possible and reduce the risk of re-trafficking.


Walk for Freedom.


Walk For Freedom is our global fundraising and awareness event, rallying tens of thousands of abolitionists, taking millions of steps, in hundres of cities all over the world. We walk to disrupt the trajectory of slavery and shake its foundation with our steps. 

Human trafficking is a global reality that affects every continent and economic structure. As an organization, our goal is to abolish slavery everywhere, forever.

  Walk For Freedom  


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