Recognizing International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 2, 2020
In recognition of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, GFEMS celebrates the resilience and exemplary work of our partners and the broader anti-trafficking community. In the face of many challenges in 2020, we are proud to be a member of this community, which has worked tirelessly to advance the fight against modern slavery. We are committed to deepening our partnerships and expanding international coordination to end modern slavery.
Modern slavery is a crime of economic opportunity, perpetuated by a supply of vulnerable individuals, a demand for cheap goods and services and sexual exploitation, and an enabling environment that allows these conditions to persist. Ending modern slavery requires a coherent global strategy and global partnerships.
In 2020, GFEMS invested in transformative programs in India, Vietnam, and the Philippines, and expanded into Bangladesh, Kenya, and Uganda. Focused on ethical recruitment, domestic work, construction, apparel manufacturing, commercial sexual exploitation, and global finance, our strategic programs are co-developed and implemented with governments, NGOs, and private sector partners around the world.
We will continue to build these strategic programs and partnerships to end modern slavery.
On International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, GFEMS recognizes the perseverance of anti-trafficking organizations around the world and is grateful for the unwavering commitment of our partners.