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 like ‘slavery’ and ‘human trafficking’ can 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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1% of victims

Are Ever Rescued 








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Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, generating more than$198 billion USD 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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Look for clues that might identify a possible victim of modern-day slavery


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

•  They are transported to or from work, or lives and works at the same place.   

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

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

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


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

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•  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.


•    They can be coerced into drug use by his or her traffickers, or turns to substance abuse to help cope with his or her enslavement.


•  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.   


•  They may have a mobile phone despite a lack of other basic belongings.   


•  They may demonstrate affection towards abuser. It is possible they have developed Stockholm Syndrome, where kidnapped victims, over time, become sympathetic to their captors.   



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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 programms.



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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Thailand is a destination, source and transit country for victims of human trafficking. Millions of people visit and migrate to Thailand on a yearly basis (both legally and irregularly). When this large migratory flow is coupled with low minimum wage, shared borders with poorer nations and a revolving door of tourists, we see a variety of people in Thailand for many different purposes. To be proactive in the fight against modern day slavery, we focus on three core areas; Reach (offering prevention, awareness and education in schools, universities, businesses); Rescue (identifying victims and working with local authorities); Restore (providing aftercare, repatriating survivors and offering rehabilitation).


In Thailand we partner with the Government and local NGOs to provide aftercare services to survivors of trafficking. We have two offices in Thailand that have a specialised focus on chilld victims of trafficking including the newly established Child Advocacy Centre in Pattaya. All of the survivors we work with receive full support, ranging from medical and legal care, to educational and skills training and housing or repatriation assistance. Our social workers work closely alongside each survivor, from the moment of referral, until they have been repatriated safely back to their home nation. After this, we continue to monitor their progress to ensure they are safe and healthy.


A21 SAFE Project.

A21 SAFE PROJECT provides flexible and tailored support to children and adults who voluntarily wish to be repatriated. The SAFE service supports the victims throughout their journey of returning home from pre-departure to post-arrival and there after. Our aim is to transition victims from a place of crisis, to stabilization and independence. 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.


Prevention & Awareness.

Prevention, education and awareness are a key part of our Thailand operations. Through eductional programs and a newly created national awareness campaign, we are working to educate the general population of Thailand, as well as at risk groups about human trafficking. We work with schools, universities, Government bodies, businesses, local authorities and NGOs, running educational programs or presenting at speaking engagements or offering professional training. Our aim is to assist anyone that asks and continue to spread trafficking awareness across the country. If you are interested in joining our local prevention volunteers, click here.



We host a number of smaller volunteer and information nights, for passionate individuals to come along to and learn more about the work A21 does and how you can be involved. If you would like to request an A21 speaker to be a part of your event, please take a few moments to complete this form, and our team will connect with you shortly.



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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