Organizing Against Modern Slavery

Expanding on the sources provided in my initial post, some additions are provided below with brief descriptions of the organizations and their work. I hope to expand this list as new organizations are brought to attention or develop in response to new needs. Please share other institutions and organizations working to end modern forms of slavery not included here.


A21 offices operate against forms of slavery from their offices in twelve countries. While all focus on stopping human trafficking, some perform intervention and others offer restorative aftercare; each office develops strategies oriented toward local manifestations of slavery.

End Slavery NOW provides a resource for connecting those interested in donating to or volunteering service with nonprofits and diverse organizations working to end slavery in all of its forms. Users can search by location or organization name, and review upcoming and ongoing projects for opportunities to participate.

Anti-Slavery International The oldest international anti-slavery organization, founded in 1839, Anti-Slavery International’s multi-continent work focuses on securing the responsiveness and accountability of duty bearers, empowering people affected by slavery to claim their rights, and achieving rejection of the social norms and attitudes perpetuating slavery. On their site, details regarding diverse projects across the world can be accessed, along with reports on past successes and current strategies.

Equal Justice Initiative generates regular reports on racial injustice since the demise of slavery, including lynching and hostility to the civil rights movement, several dimensions of mass incarceration, and child imprisonment. EJI attorneys litigate in defense of the wrongly convicted.

End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) “ECPAT is a worldwide network of organizations working to end the sexual exploitation of children … at all levels, supporting shelters for survivors, training and supporting law enforcement, influencing governments and conducting a wide range of research.” ECPAT is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, but operates in ninety-six countries and offers internships to recent graduates and young professionals seeking to make change.

Awareness Against Human Trafficking (HAART) HAART is a Nairobi, Kenya-based NGO established by missionaries, lawyers, and humanitarians in 2010 to end human trafficking in East Africa. HAART conducts research on systems of human trafficking to inform contemporary policy, protects persons victim to systems of exploitation with the support of diverse partners, and prevents the establishment of systems of exploitation and trafficking with the help of churches, community organizations, NGOs and governments. Manuals for community organizers, teachers, or interested individuals on trafficking awareness, community mobilization, and victim assistance are available alongside recent topical literature and reports.