An estimated 45.8 million people are in slavery worldwide.


In every country around the world, people are exploited against their willcontrolled by threats, debt, and violence. We call it by many names, but it amounts to the same thing: modern slavery. Slavery is illegal everywhere, but it continues to thrive because so many of us:
Don’t understand it • Don’t want to think about it • Don’t know how to change it
That’s where we come in. By joining Freedom United, you become part of the solution. We’ve proven time and time again: the collective voice can make a difference. So get started – and welcome to the movement!


Ending slavery in the 13th Amendment

Ahead of Juneteenth, Senator Jeff Merkley and Congresswoman Nikema Williams have introduced the Abolition Amendment, which would strike the ‘Slavery Clause’ of the 13th Amendment that allows slavery to continue in the United States. Freedom United also joined Abolish Slavery National Network to celebrate Juneteenth with the introduction of the Abolition Amendment and joined more than 70 national organizations and sent a joint letter to Congress, addressed to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, endorsing the Abolition Amendment and urging immediate passage.  Read the letter here.
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Progress to end child marriage in U.K.!

Good news! The U.K. has committed to raising the legal age of marriage to 18 in England & Wales, a crucial first step from the government. This follows an open letter sent to the government powered by more than 185,000 signatures on the petition spearheaded by Payzee Mahmod. Criminalizing child marriage will better protect children from forced child marriage. Let’s keep up the work! Read more here.
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Seven brands say no to Uyghur forced labor

We're so pleased to share that seven brands have publicly signed the Coalition’s Call to Action: Marks & Spencer, ASOS, EILEEN FISHER, WE Fashion, Reformation, OVS, S.p.A and TFG Limited. These major companies have all committed to ending all sourcing from the Uyghur Region. We hope others will follow their example.
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