The A21 Campaign, an anti human trafficking organisation operating in 14 countries around the world, have released their 2018 ‘Freedom Report’ which documents the work done by the organisation and shares the stories of people who are rescued from human trafficking and slavery.
The A21 Campaign is a nonprofit organisation which was set up with the goal to abolish slavery in the 21st century. With only 1% of trafficked people ever rescued and human trafficking the fastest growing criminal industry in the world A21 founders Nick and Christine Caine wanted to make a difference and play a role in ending this industry.
The 2018 Freedom Report shares about the incredible work being done by the A21 Campaign. The report shares that 38 traffickers were convicted in 2018 alone through nineteen criminal cases that were brought to court and successfully prosecuted. Among these cases, the A21 Campaign were successful in getting the highest prison sentence ever for trafficking in Thailand.
The report tells a powerful story of 2 South African girls who were rescued through the A21 supported hotlines throughout South Africa;
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‘ Forced into sex slavery, they were physically and sexually abused for months—until one of them called our South African Hotline for help. After receiving the tip, our team was able to assist them and they are now free.’
The A21 Campaign had many successful partnerships and projects in 2018 aimed at raising awareness and providing information about being the solution to ending slavery. Among these partnerships was a partnership with Lush cosmetics in Spain to raise awareness about human trafficking across the globe. Major events such as the ‘Walk For Freedom’ demonstrations, where hundreds and thousands of people march in major cities across the world to raise awareness of human slavery are highlighted in the report.
For more information read the rest of the 2018 Freedom Report here;
As we look to the next 10 years, can you imagine the potential? With your help, we will continue to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. Our annual report is online now: https://t.co/WRarfNFVDM #A21— A21 (@A21) April 1, 2019