End Slavery Now (ESN) is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit working to end modern slavery by developing a comprehensive platform for growing and advancing the anti-slavery movement. ESNís tools integrate resources to allow members of the movement to efficiently coordinate their respective efforts to combat slavery, and allow information to be shared with, and resources directed toward, partners and other stakeholders.
THE FREE PROJECT
The FREE Project (TFP) is a growing network of college students fighting to bring an end to slavery for the first time in human history. TFP uses the power and the passion of students to end slavery worldwide.
The "FREE" in TFP stands for Freedom, Restoration, Emancipation and Empowerment. These are the steps that are necessary to not only rescue, but to successfully heal, restore and integrate former slaves back into their homes, families and society. Liberation takes place in a moment, but it won't succeed without the rest. What remains to be done is a path and a process. TFP works to support each step of the way.
TFP chapters share a common name, charter and resources. 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).
NEW UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
ESNís New Underground Railroad (NUR) is the worldís largest network of anti-slavery volunteers, activists, facilities, service professionals and organizations working to bring modern-day slaves to freedom. When you join the NUR you can sign up for events, volunteer for nonprofits, join in discussions, connect with others, track your actions and more. Participating nonprofits and community groups can post their events, needs, and opportunities, as well as using the NUR as a virtual volunteer manager.
The NUR leverages the true connective power of the Internet to support the grassroots anti-slavery movement on a broad scale, and provides a catalyst for mobilizing forces to end slavery and human trafficking once and for all, in our lifetime.
ANTI-SLAVERY ACTION MAP
ESNís "Action on the Ground" project map is the first comprehensive and interactive web-based app to track the global fight against human trafficking. Partner NGOs around the world upload projects, photos and links; making it easy to see what organizations are doing to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate modern-day slaves, as well as stem demand.
The goal is to create the most complete visualization of the movement's true scope, and by doing so foster greater coordination, cooperation and communication amongst all the members. The initiative will also show the gaps where the work isn't being done. As the anti-slavery movement gains momentum, this platform will help funders, activists, organizations and agencies use their resources wisely, instead of duplicating efforts.
TAKE ACTION DATABASE
ESNís Take Action database helps you as an individual to make meaningful contributions to the anti-slavery movement. The database lists over 100 ideas for ways you can get involved and allows you to search by over 55 specific categories such as student, teacher, church member, manager, truck driver, accountant, pilot and more. The database also offers links to resources like flyers, posters, bumper stickers, petition sites and many other helpful materials. Every action you take, no matter how small, helps bring modern day slaves closer to freedom.
Please take a look to see what you can do. 27 million people are counting on it.
We're building the world's largest online research library on human trafficking and modern slavery. Thinking about starting a research project? Search here first! You can click the header at the top of any column to re-sort the display and find what you're looking for quickly. New documents are being added daily, so check back often.
ESN curates a growing collection of the world's finest photojournalism essays on modern slavery. We promote these powerful and compelling images to inspire activism and support our NGO partners on the ground. Contributing photographers include Kay Chernush, Carolyn Cole and Daniel Rosenthal. Additional photo essays from Michele Clark and U. Roberto Romano are coming soon.