February 6, 2023

By Survivors for Survivors

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By Tate Johnston, From Freedom United

“Most anti-slavery efforts assume that there are no survivors in the room, or the voices and agendas of survivors are not critical to the agenda of an event, publication, or exhibit.”[1] Minh Dang, Executive Director of Survivor Alliance

Survivor voices and leadership are vital for the global anti-slavery movement. A new bright spot is the recently launched Survivor Alliance, which is building a global network of survivor leaders who are engaged in anti-slavery work or are interested in becoming engaged.

If you self-identify as a survivor, please consider joining the almost 100 survivors who have already stepped forward.

Launched just 5 months ago by Minh Dang, the Survivor Alliance is supported by a board of advisors including survivor leaders such as Rebecca Bender, who you may recognize from our My Story, My Dignity campaign. In August, the Survivor Alliance launched a “Digital Town Square,” which is a secure, private, online networking space where members can connect with each other and share resources.

If you self-identify as a survivor of modern slavery, including human trafficking, or know someone who does, and would like to find out more about becoming a member of the Survivor Alliance, visit or share survivoralliance.org/membership-page.

Together for freedom,

Tate

P.S. Not a survivor, but want to show your support of their voices? Add your name to our My Story, My Dignity campaign.

A Brief Overview of Survivor Alliance:

Membership is free for all individuals who self-identify as a survivor of slavery or human trafficking, who reside in any country.
The Survivor Alliance focuses on leadership development and capacity building. Any survivor who needs care and support will be given referrals to other NGOs who focus on providing direct service.
The Survivor Alliance will support the development of local survivor networks, and connect existing networks across city, state and national borders.
The Survivor Alliance will work with allies to ensure that survivor voices are central to any anti-slavery effort, supporting and facilitating survivor involvement where possible.

You can contact the Survivor Alliance directly
on: [email protected]

SIGN THIS PETITION at: (See: https://www.freedomunited.org/advocate/my-story-my-dignity/?trk_msg=8UPSCPGFGTS4NEDMELOIC74M00&trk_contact=037FSGUJ91I19DOFIHRSCHO86K&trk_sid=AV485M03U18AR9CAC91QL5KAJO&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=email&utm_term=My+Story%2c+My+Dignity+campaign&utm_campaign=FU-EN-25SEP-2018-MSMD-ACTIVES-TRUE&utm_content=FU-EN-25SEP-2018-MSMD-ACTIVES-TRUE)

Tate Johnston
Communications, Freedom United
[1] https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/resources/essays/survivors-are-speaking-are-we-listening

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