With an estimated 21 million* people trapped in modern slavery around the world, Hope for Justice has launched its #21for21 campaign for Giving Tuesday, November 29th.
Hope for Justice CEO Ben Cooley released this message:
As part of the campaign, Hope for Justice has released a number of stories showing some of the survivors who now live in freedom thanks to our supporters around the world.
The campaign reiterates that with so many people living in modern slavery, the way we will end it is by rescuing and restoring one life at a time. It urges people to donate on Giving Tuesday to allow us to hire more investigators, to conduct more rescues around the world, and to offer our vital restorative aftercare and support services to more survivors.
Giving Tuesday was created in the USA in 2012, designed to be a day of giving following the consumer frenzies of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’. It has now spread around the world, and in 2015 #givingtuesday broke the world record for most online donations in 24 hours, with £35m donated to good causes globally. High-profile UK figures supporting #givingtuesday today include Richard Branson, Ricky Gervais, JK Rowling, Martin Lewis, and Tom Daley.
Natalie Grant, Hope for Justice ambassador and co-founder, released this message:
Ben Cooley, CEO of Hope for Justice, said: “We at Hope for Justice believe that freedom is worth the fight. If you believe what we believe, we ask you to join us and give #21for21 this Giving Tuesday.”
Hope for Justice exists to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society. Our highly experienced staff bring expert care and innovative strategies to their work with victims, partner organisations, law enforcement and governments. We are working on the ground in the UK, Cambodia, USA and Norway to change lives and end slavery.
To find out more about the #21for21 campaign or to donate, click here.
*Source: International Labor Organization