Our vision, mission, strategy and valuesOUR VISION
is a world free from slavery.OUR MISSION
is to work directly and indirectly with beneficiaries and stakeholders from a grassroots to an international level to eradicate slavery and its causes from the world.OUR STRATEGY
We believe a world free from slavery will occur when ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’ activities coincide – when people affected by slavery become empowered to claim their rights, when societies and institutions adopt new social norms to reject slavery; and when governments and businesses provide laws and policies to protect people from slavery and implement them through robust practice.
To achieve that we use the following approaches:
- Enabling people to leave
slavery – through exemplar frontline
projects with local partners, building their capacity to effectively
tackle human rights abuses through research and awareness raising in
their own countries
- Helping victims of slavery – with frontline
work ensuring they
access the psychological and legal support they need to recover and
obtain justice and compensation
- Supporting the empowerment of
people to be better protected from
slavery – again working at grass roots level, to help communities demand
respect for their human rights and tackle the root causes of slavery
through access to education and the elimination of caste and gender
- Identifying ways in which abuses can be brought to
demonstrating how our frontline work empowers individuals and
communities to sustainably leave, or obtain protection from, slavery
advocacy and programme work are closely linked, as we convey to key
decision makers the messages of victims and recommendations from local
partners for an effective eradication of slavery.
See our strategy for the next five years: Organisational Strategy 2015-2020 OUR VALUES
We aim to demonstrate the following values through our work, both internally and externally:
We work at all levels for long-term, sustainable, systemic change, challenging power structures, persisting until our aims have been achieved.
We are a knowledgeable and reliable organisation whose positions are developed through sustained human rights-based work with affected peoples and communities, and through rigorous, evidence-based research.
We are an independent organisation whose decisions, actions and positions are drawn from a human rights-based approach to driving targeted social change, are consistently applied and are not shaped by vested interests such as governments or corporations.
We are committed to fairness, non-discrimination and mutual respect, both internally and externally, in all of our decisions and actions, and the impartial fulfilment of each person’s human rights and dignity, including where this may involve taking affirmative action in favour of disadvantaged individuals and groups.
We are responsible to a range of groups and individuals, both internally and externally, for the integrity of our actions and decisions, demonstrated through a proactive culture of openness and transparency.
We are strengthened by working together, through respectful, participatory collaboration and consultation, proactively identifying and involving marginalised and vulnerable groups.
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