Freedom Matters

Tackling the scourge of modern-day slavery

LAST UPDATED AT 15:59 ON Fri 22 Feb 2013

The key ingredients of passion, determination and commitment must lie at the core of any charity that's worth supporting. Freedom Matters is passionate about tackling the scourge of modern-day slavery, determined to break the chains of bondage and committed to meeting the long-term needs of survivors.

One reason why there are a staggering 20 million slaves in the world today is that so much of the problem exists below the radar. You don't expect to find child slaves acting as "entertainers", but next month we'll be freeing trafficked Nepali girls from an Indian circus. Freedom Matters needs funds to conduct such rescues and to underpin the activities of the courageous field staff. The challenge doesn't stop at rescue; beyond that we need to provide protection, education and training for survivors, and deliver justice to those who have been oppressed.

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