KEY INDIVIDUAL(s)

Katie Modrau

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM
THIS CASE STUDY

Governments

Policymakers

Women and Children

NGOs

KEY CATEGORIES

Human trafficking

Modern slavery

Safety

CONTACT CTIN

CASE STUDY

A21 Campaign: Abolishing slavery everywhere, forever

TYPE OF ORGANISATION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

NAME

EMAIL

WEBSITE

A21

N/A

A21

STATUS

COUNTRY

FOUNDING DATE

Live

South Africa

N/A

N/A

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CASE STUDY

The A21 Campaign (commonly referred to as “A21”) is a global non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works to fight human trafficking, including sexual exploitation, forced slave labour, bonded labour, involuntary domestic servitude, and child soldiery. The A21 aims to “abolish slavery everywhere, forever. The A21 Campaign has branches in Australia, Cambodia, Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States.

QUICK FACTS/TAKEAWAYS FROM THE CASE STUDY

There are more people enslaved today than any other time in history

  • The human trafficking industry is a $150 billion
 dollar industry
  • There is about 40.3 million people are enslaved around the world, 5.4 out of every 1,000 people are enslaved 
in the world
  • Of the 40.3 million about are 71% women, 29% men, 25% are children
  • Slavery happens in
 every country
WHAT WAS THE PROBLEM AND APPROACH?

The problem?

  • Through force, fraud, and coercion, people everywhere are being bought and sold against their will.

What was the approach taken to it?

  • In 2008, Caine and her husband founded the A21 Campaign. This was after she saw handmade posters with pictures of missing girls in Greece. Amazed by the number of children Caine did some further research and found out that these children were trafficked.
LESSONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

A21 campaign collaborates with various people who want to join the movement against trafficking, A21 Campaign provides tools and suggestions for action. Ways to combat trafficking include buying fair trade products, volunteering, lobbying politicians and organising fundraisers and awareness groups. A21 Campaign also makes a difference by helping recovered trafficking victims.

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