Migrant workers marching in Minnesota USA, 2010, demanding legislation to make them less vulnerable to enslavement. Courtesy of Fibonacci Blue.
This is a list of some of the many organisations in different countries that are working to challenge contemporary slavery. They are included as a representative sample to aid research for further information rather than as a specific recommendation or endorsement.
Anti-Slavery International, London, UK
Works at local, national and international levels to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world.
Astra Anti Trafficking Action, Belgrade, Serbia
A Belgrade-based organisation that deals with all forms of human trafficking and all categories of survivors, focusing on prevention, education, public awareness raising, victim support and reintegration, research and networking.
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), New Delhi, India
Works to identify, liberate, rehabilitate and educate children in servitude through direct intervention, child and community participation, coalition building, consumer action, promoting ethical trade practices and mass mobilisation.
Bonded Labour Liberation Front, New Delhi, India
Identifies adult bonded labour and child bonded labour/child labour, in the various sectors of the economy, liberates them from slavery and monitors their rehabilitation by the government under the laws of the country.
Child Rights Information and Documentation Centre, Lilongwe Malawi
A non-profit making research and professional organisation, primarily concerned with creating access to information on child rights or related issues through research, documentation, ICT and other communication channels.
End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes, Bangkok, Thailand
Global network of organisations and individuals working for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.
Ethical Trading Initiative, London, UK
Alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations that work in partnership to improve the working lives of people across the globe who make or grow consumer goods.
Fairtrade Foundation, London, UK
Independent non-profit organisation that licenses use of the Fairtrade Mark on products in the UK in accordance with internationally agreed Fairtrade standards.
Free the Slaves, Washington DC, USA
Works to end slavery worldwide and believes that ending slavery is an ambitious and realisable goal and that everyone - aid organisations, consumers, individuals - has a role to play.
Gangmasters Licensing Authority, Nottingham UK
A British government agency set up to protect workers from exploitation in agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering and food processing and packaging.
GoodWeave, Manchester, UK
Global, not-for-profit organisation which is responsible for operating the GoodWeave certification programme internationally. It works to end illegal child labour in the rug industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia.
Human Rights Watch, offices worldwide
Works to protect the human rights of people around the world. It stands with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.
International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Specialist UN organisation established to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.
International Organization for Migration, Geneva, Switzerland
Intergovernmental organisation committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.
Kalayaan Justice for Migrant Domestic Workers, London, UK
The only organisation in the UK providing support services to migrant domestic workers. It works with all migrant domestic workers, regardless of nationality, gender, physical ability, religion or age.
Labour Behind the Label, Bristol, UK
Supports garment workers' efforts worldwide to improve their working conditions, through awareness raising, information provision and encouraging international solidarity between workers and consumers.
Migrants' Rights Network, London, UK
Promotes the rights of all migrants, supports migrant community organisations and works with migrants in campaigning for justice.
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Museum that tells the story of the struggle for freedom in the United States through exhibits and programmes which focus on America's battle to rid itself of the scourge of slavery and treat all its citizens with respect and dignity.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland
Leads global human rights efforts, and speaks out in the face of human rights violations worldwide. A useful source of information about the status of slavery under international law.
Perm Center for Assistance to Persons Suffering from Violence and Human Trafficking, Perm, Russia
A non-governmental, non-profit organisation working in Perm Region of the Russian Federation to raise awareness of and prevent all forms of violence and human trafficking, and help people suffering from them.
Poppy Project, London, UK
A project that provides accommodation and support to women who have been trafficked into prostitution or domestic servitude.