Conceived in the fall of 2008, ESN officially launched the Take Action Database, New Abolitionist email service, International Human Trafficking Calendar, and online anti-trafficking awareness store in December 2009. ESN’s Internet-based New Underground Railroad™ went live on January 1, 2010. The Research Library, Modern Slavery Photo Galleries and other online databases were launched in September 2010.
In September 2011, ESN premiered the Action on the Ground global anti-slavery action map. Partner nonprofits upload their projects to map the work being done to fight modern-day slavery and human trafficking around the globe. This map serves as a resource for philanthropists, governments, nonprofits, activists and volunteers.
To date, the websites have served over 115,000 visitors from all 50 U.S. states and over 200 countries and territories around the world.
End Slavery Now's newest program is The FREE Project (TFP), a growing network of college students fighting to end slavery worldwide. Chapter leaders at each campus self-determine the projects they want to undertake and the anti-slavery organizations they want to support (local, national and international). Chapters raise awareness, host events, and volunteer and fundraise to support anti-slavery nonprofits.
TFP chapters may get together to host regional, national or international events. They plan to have their first Annual Conference in the Spring of 2013.