March 30th, 2011
05:11 PM ET

How to help: Global organizations

If you are looking for a way to help fight against human trafficking on a global scale, the following are organizations that work around the world. Many accept financial donations, but also recommend other ways you can help them by donating time or spreading the word. (More: How to help)

Anti-Slavery International
Through Anti-Slavery International you can donate financially, become a campaign member, start up a student or local anti-slavery group, run for freedom, organize your own events, or become a volunteer or intern.

DNA – Demi and Ashton Foundation
You can donate to DNA or participate in the T-shirt challenge by designing an inspirational tee around the theme of freedom.

ECPAT International
ECPAT International accepts financial donations, but also urges you to join the campaign by spreading the word or by applying for an internship position.

End Human Trafficking Now
End Human Trafficking Now, based in Switzerland, is the first worldwide initiative to engage the private sector in anti-trafficking efforts – enforcing its vision of zero tolerance to human trafficking. The association accepts financial donations.

Equality Now
Equality Now is an international human rights organization that aims to end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world.

Free the Slaves
With Free the Slaves, you can donate, host and event, become a member, or volunteer your time.

Friends of Maiti Nepal (U.S.)

International Justice Mission
International Justice Mission accepts financial donations and provides great ideas as to how you can get involved.

Maiti Nepal
Maiti Nepal, run by Anuradha Koirala, 2010 CNN Hero, works on the border between Nepal and India to prevent the trafficking of young Nepalese girls. In addition, the group works to provide justice as well as a safe haven for these girls. You can help by donating or sponsoring a child.

Mekong Club
The Mekong Club is an organization working in the Mekong region of Asia.  This group specializes in partnering with businesses to reduce the economic vulnerabilty of the people in this region.  Check out their website to see what their current projects are.

Not For Sale
Not For Sale, based in California, accepts donations and has many suggestions as to how you can help, including ideas for students, artists, etc.

Plan International

A children's development organization working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.

Polaris Project
You can donate to the Polaris project, organize fundraisers, attend their events, volunteer your time, or sign one of their petitions against human trafficking.

Ricky Martin Foundation
The Ricky Martin Foundation is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and accepts financial donations as well as hosts events, like a golf tournament to be held in June of 2011.

Salvation Army
The Salvation Army works to prevent human trafficking and support its victims. You can donate to their cause or become an intern. They also provide manuals for teachers who want to include the subject of human trafficking in their classrooms and ideas for faith-based help.

Save the Children
With Save the Children, you can join the fight against human trafficking by donating financially or by sponsoring a child.

Shared Hope International
Shared Hope International accepts donations, hosts awareness events, and provides ideas as to how to host your own awareness evens. You can even request a speaker for your own event.

Somaly Mam
Somaly Mam’s foundation works in Cambodia, providing shelter to victims of human trafficking. Somaly Mam’s own experiences as a victim are documented in her book The Road of Lost Innocence. The Foundation accepts financial donations and provides ideas for fundraisers.

UNICEF accepts donations and provides training manuals on the subject of human trafficking.

World Hope International
World Hope International accepts donations and provides many ideas as to how you can get involved

World Vision
You can donate financially to World Vision, but make sure to look through their site to see all the other ways you can help keep a child safe and their family self-sufficient.

Related: How to help
Global organizations
Country-by-country list
Learn signs of trafficking victims | List of hotlines
Explore our parents and educators guide
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  1. Trisha

    Which of these charities and groups tell you how to STOP unintentionally supporting human trafficking? How do I know my $200 department store dress was not made by an enslaved worker in Los Angeles? I'm happy to support aiding victims of trafficking, but I would like to stop industry driving the trafficking.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Reply
    • Sherry Searles

      A couple websites can help you with that. and are two websites that I like.

      April 6, 2011 at 7:53 am | Reply
  2. Sarah

    What about Traffic911 and also The Isaiah58 project ? Those are 2 awesome group.

    April 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  3. gloria

    Those websites mentioned in comment section weren't related to the topic of human slavery.

    April 6, 2011 at 11:45 am | Reply
  4. gloria

    At least not the last two mentioned.

    April 6, 2011 at 11:46 am | Reply
  5. theresa

    Hey, CNN! You're forgetting a really awesome NGO that has specific programs to combat child trafficking. It's PlanUSA, they focus on community development while focusing on children. Children don't live in isolation, so they're great indicator of how a community is doing, even here in the states. If children are happy and healthy, you know that everyone else is doing well. Plan does amazing work and has a program sponsorship that directly funds avenues to combat child trafficking.

    May 26, 2011 at 4:43 am | Reply
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  6. Kenneth Reed

    CNN Freedom Project needs to seriously look into the Japan, South Korean, China, Taiwan, and Thailand importation of the Philippine women into their club systems. The club systems recruit these women as singers and they end up working as soft prostitutes. The women have no days off or one day out of a month. Force to give up their passports. Terrible living conditions, were the women sleep three to five in a bed in one room. Force to dance on stages half naked for the clubs customers.
    What is sad is a lot of these clubs are in and around American military installations, were rapes beatings occur, that are swept under the rug. CNN I hope you really look at this modern day slavery and you will see the truth of the Americans, and the above nations and other western countries let this practice flourish and say and do nothing.

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    June 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Reply

    you dont have to look or go far: human trafficking happens right before your eyes: take a

    look into the scientology centers in LA or Clearwater (where, as I read FBI is

    investigating). Concentration camps (RPFs – Rehabilitation Project Forces), where

    unwanted people are held (internet search: mike rinder, marty rathbun etc.) these are

    labour camps (similar to chinese laogais):18 hrs work, write ups of "crimes" as

    "religious" procedures, rice and beans, 20 or more people in tiny places (I've been in

    similar locations in scientology Copenhague), forced abortions (read st. petersburg

    times article The Truth Rundown). so why no make this a theme, which is happening

    right before your eyes, but nobody taking it up, because US government has a vested

    interest in it (sind Clinton wrote an article in the scientology hate-pamphlet Freedom –

    which is similar to Nazis Der Stuermer).
    Scientology is not a religion, it is a cybernetic, military style operated, intelligence

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    thats enough info for now.


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