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Investing in communities, partnering for change

As a global fund, we are a partner and a catalyst on the forefront of ending slavery and exploitation. We work to change the global systems that enable modern slavery to exist.

Participants on the pilot project for Instituto Aliança, taking part in an activity at an art museum. Instituto Aliança works across rural regions of Ceará, Pernambuco, and Bahia to improve youth employability whilst advocating for the rights of women and young people to prevent child labour and sexual violence. Natália Corrêa / The Freedom Fund

Our approach

We invest in and partner with frontline organisations and leaders effectively working to end modern slavery in their communities.

Fishing industry in Samut Sakhon, Thailand. Thailand is a top 5 global seafood producer, with exports reaping over $7 billion. But the profitable industry supplying consumers around the world with cheap seafood comes at a high cost to both the environment and to workers. The overwhelming majority of workers in Thailand’s fishing and seafood processing industries are migrants from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Labour brokers recruit from vulnerable communities, promising favourable employment in the construction, manufacturing, or agriculture industries. Migrants often incur debt from their recruitment, fees and costs associated with transportation and securing employment in Thailand. These debts are paid off through deductions from workers’ earnings with employers and brokers frequently using debt manipulation to inflate the amounts and force people into bonded labour. This and the other images in this collection are showing the context in which the Freedom Fund Thailand hotspot operates. They show the location as well as the boats on which migrant workers work. They also show facilities for processing seafood and the markets in which seafood is traded. We do not have names or stories of any of the individuals shown in this collection because that was not the purpose of this commission. Jittrapon Kaicome / The Freedom Fund

Our research

We build evidence and share knowledge about what works in order to drive investment in the anti-slavery movement.

Funding the frontlines

Frontline organisations have the legitimacy, knowledge, and experience to end slavery and can have a transformative effect in their communities. 

We partner with these organisations to directly combat slavery in “hotspots” – geographies where slavery is most prevalent.