Building a survivor centric anti-trafficking movement

Our Work

GFEMS is embarking on a new journey in 2023.

In 2022 we evaluated our work to date and listened to feedback from partners around the world. In response, we are updating our approach to focus on building a survivor-centric environment, funding and building the foundation for a movement, and supporting advocacy. Hear more from GFEMS CEO, Sophie Otiende:


GFEMS and the National Survivor Network have developed a first-of-its-kind
resource that offers guidance and tools to support organizations’ progress toward meaningful survivor engagement.

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We are incredibly proud of our inaugural portfolio and work over the past few years, including:


Partnerships formed.

We have worked with local and regional NGOs, governments, and researchers to create local solutions that are scalable and replicable.


lives directly impacted.

Our programs across Asia, Africa, and Latin America are having real, life-long impact for survivors and those at risk of trafficking.


research studies conducted.

Our research has supplied new data to the field, filling information gaps to help better inform policy and interventions.

Partnering with local grassroots organizations is a key aspect of our work.

We provide flexible resources and capacity strengthening to grassroots NGOs creating and implementing solutions.

“Because of this project, we were able to move mountains…The partnership with GFEMS made a difference. We really valued their trust not only in the Ople Center but in the women who we have been helping.” –Susan Ople, Founder, Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute

Our Research

About Modern Slavery

50 million people around the world are in modern slavery

54% of all victims of modern slavery are women and girls

$150 billion of illicit profits are generated annually by traffickers

Our Work

Our initial portfolio focused on apparel, construction, domestic work, sex trafficking, ethical recruitment, and global finance. Learn more about our inaugural projects and partners:

Our Portfolio

Get Involved

We’re always looking for new partners. Want to join us? Here’s how:

Get Involved

Featured Articles

Explore some of our past programming, research, and thinking on how to address modern slavery.