LIBERATE The Mission of Freedom Now Africa is to bring freedom to all victims of human trafficking and modern slavery.
By STRENGTHENING and IMPROVING the capacity of our law enforcement and judiciary partners through joint investigations, assisting local authorities in the prosecution and conviction of human-traffickers, and hands-on professional training, FNA is leading the fight against human trafficking on the African continent. These efforts have resulted in hundreds of arrests that resulted in multiple guilty convictions between 2016 and 2018.
Method The organization works in challenging and hostile environments combating all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery including sex trafficking, labor exploitation, child soldiers and child brides, forced marriage, debt bondage, ritualistic murder and child sacrifice.
FNA employs a multi-faceted approach combining prevention, detection and recovery efforts into one cohesive mission-set:
A man who lured a girl to Dubai, forced her into prostitution and raped her was sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Bangladeshi construction worker, 32, and two other defendants kept the girl, 15, tied up in a flat in Al Mutaina, where they would beat and force her into having sex with men for money.
When it comes to modern slavery, nearly everyone agrees it's important to treat those exploited or preyed on, with care and respect. In recent years, that's meant a shift in how those in the media, law enforcement and advocacy fields refer to people impacted by slavery -- referring to them as survivors, instead of victims or slaves.