Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Anti-Slavery Organizations You Should Follow, from June



Amirah Bloggers are taking the month of August to celebrate summer and seven months of great work. We'll be back in the fall. In the meantime, enjoy some of our favorite posts from this past year.
Jodi shared this originally on June 1
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Do you want to stay informed of the latest breakthroughs in the fight against modern-day slavery? Do you want to know how you can get involved?

By following these organizations you can:

  • Learn more about slavery in the U.S. and worldwide
  • Stay informed about trafficking legislation 
  • Become an advocate
  • Use your purchasing power to buy slave-free products 
  • Become a modern-day abolitionist  


Here, then, are the top organizations (in my humble opinion, and in no particular order) that you should follow to stay  “in the know:”

1. Polaris Project
http://www.polarisproject.org



2. Not For Sale
http://www.notforsalecampaign.org








3. International Justice Mission
http://www.ijm.org




4. Free The Slaves
https://www.freetheslaves.net











5. Shared Hope International
http://www.sharedhope.org


6. Love 146
http://www.love146.org



7. ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) – USA
http://ecpatusa.org









8. Slavery Footprint/Made in a Free World –
What’s your slavery footprint? Find out how many slaves “work” for you based on the products you already own. Eye-opening!
http://slaveryfootprint.org




Give us some feedback. Are there other organizations fighting slavery that we should know about? Or, share with us something new that has inspired you as a result of exploring the organizations on this list. We’d love to hear from you.

And...don't forget to follow Amirah. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and consider partnering with us to make a difference locally in the lives of women who are emerging from modern-day slavery in the Greater Boston area.

Jodi is a "molecular biologist/science teacher turned full-time mom" with a passion for Amirah's mission to bring healing and restoration to survivors of modern-day slavery.

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