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Funding the Fight Against Modern Slavery

April 1, 2016

The Freedom Fund and Humanity United jointly prepared the report Funding the Fight Against Modern Slavery: Mapping Private Funds in the Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Sector: 2012-2014. This document reveals that between 2012 and 2014, $233 million in private funds were spent to combat slavery and forced labour – an amount dwarfed by the $150 billion dollars in profits that forced labour generates every year. Despite these grim statistics, there has been progress through anti-slavery and anti-trafficking projects: funding to anti-slavery initiatives is growing—up 13% in 2013, and 57% in 2014, compared to 2012, resulting in liberated individuals and at-risk children accessing education.

To further advance these efforts, the report advocates for increasing the involvement of funders, fostering collaborations, and enhancing data collection on grants. It emphasises the importance of building robust funder networks, sharing knowledge and resources, and improving data transparency to facilitate informed decision-making. Ultimately, the report seeks to deepen understanding of funding dynamics in the anti-slavery sector and serve as a valuable resource for stakeholders dedicated to eradicating modern slavery.

Click here or on the image below to access the report.

Written by
The Freedom Fund