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Our vision

Our vision is a world free from slavery.

Our mission

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

Anti-Slavery International strategy
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Anti-Slavery’s strategic priority is to ensure significant progress towards slavery eradication in at least 10 countries by 2020 through working with beneficiaries and stakeholders from grassroots to international level to address slavery and its causes.

Our key objectives are to:

  • secure the responsiveness and accountability of duty bearers;
  • empower people affected by slavery to claim their rights;
  • achieve rejection of the social norms and attitudes perpetuating slavery.

The evidence based knowledge from our projects underpins local to global advocacy aimed at achieving sustained, systemic change. This uniquely multi-level approach is a distinctive feature of our strategy.

According to our 2015-2020 strategic plan, Anti-Slavery will have obtained significant changes in at least 10 countries, through the establishment of new, or effective implementation of existing national laws, policies or practices for the benefit of people affected by or vulnerable to slavery by 2020. Our strategic objectives reflect the key elements of Anti-Slavery’s Theory of Change:

1-Duty bearers are responsive and accountable to the rights and needs of people affected by and vulnerable to slavery:

1.1 – Drawing on demonstrated learning from Anti-Slavery’s partners and programmes, national governments and institutions, including law enforcement and judiciary, have introduced effective anti-slavery measures to address the causes and consequences of slavery in each country;

1.2 – Businesses have adopted effective approaches towards eliminating forced and child labour in business operations and supply chains;

1.3 – Slavery and its causes are recognised internationally as a fundamental development issue.

2-People affected by and vulnerable to slavery are empowered to understand, assert and claim their rights:

2.1 – People affected by and vulnerable to slavery have improved knowledge and understanding of the relevant legal framework, their rights, the corresponding responsibilities of relevant duty bearers, available mechanisms for support and redress, and the potential hazards of a range of livelihood options;

2.2 – People affected by and vulnerable to slavery have improved capacity and confidence to assert and claim their rights, participate in or lead collective representation, seek redress in the case of exploitation and make safer livelihoods choices.

3-The social norms and attitudes that underpin and perpetuate slavery are rejected:

3.1 – Local partner organisations effectively challenge the social norms and attitudes that underpin and perpetuate slavery in their countries and regions;

3.2 – Slavery eradication is recognised as an issue of political economy, requiring fundamental reform of trade and migration policy as well as the advancement of national and international rule of law;

3.3 – The international community recognise child and early marriage as a form of slavery;

3.4 – The international community recognise that discrimination, in particular caste discrimination and gender discrimination, are fundamental causes of slavery.