Tawney Bevacqua is the Oureach Coordinator at Free the Slaves. She believes TOGETHER we can end slavery once and for all. With FTS, Tawney plans on raising awareness about sustainable freedom by revealing our connections to modern day slavery and the importance of everyone doing their part to bring it to an end. After participating in a 600 mile bike ride around India with survivors she got a glimpse of the impact of slavery and the dreams, empowerment and accomplishments that can come out of a happy ending. Tawney wants to share that vision with as many people as possible so we can create a happy ending and freedom for all.
Yesterday members of Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and US SIF submitted a letter on behalf of 80 institutional investors, research and investment firms, to Rep. John Boehner (Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives) and Rep. Eric Cantor (Majority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives) seeking support on the Business Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act (HR 2759). HR 2759 requires companies that make over 100 million... Read More
“Not My Life” a documentary by oscar-nominated director Robert Bilheimer airs Saturday and Sunday at 7pm. Be sure to tune in to see our very own Kevin Bales. Read More
Our YouTube channel’s here: YouTube.com/freetheslaves. Share these informational videos with friends, on facebook, in the classroom, blogs, and websites. Spread the word! Read More
CNN covered how Free the Slaves staff and partners work to alleviate modern-day slavery despite challenges like extreme poverty. Ghana director Emmanuel Otoo shares his gratitude for his mother’s choices and his motivation to continue his work. “We observe a lot of situations currently where out of poverty, out of need, out of desire to give their children the basic necessities, parents tend to traffic their children – give them... Read More
Poloris Project has released their 2011 state ratings map revealing the presence or absence of 10 categories of state statutes that Polaris Project believes are critical to a comprehensive anti-trafficking legal framework. See how your state rates here Read More