On Saturday 16 October, abolitionists all over the world will come together to shine a spotlight on human trafficking for A21’s seventh annual Walk For Freedom.
This event is a collective effort led by A21, a global anti-human trafficking organisation dedicated to abolishing slavery everywhere, forever. The Walk For Freedom is A21’s global response to human trafficking, rallying tens of thousands of people in cities around the world to fundraise and walk for the millions enslaved today.
A21 combats modern-day slavery through a multi-dimensional approach: Reach, Rescue, and Restore. Walk For Freedom is an integral part of A21’s efforts to reach the vulnerable and prevent human trafficking from ever happening in the first place, as well as reaching people with the information to recognise and report human trafficking.
In 2019, A21 had 500 walks in 50 countries around the world. Collectively, there were over 85 million people reached through social media. Each step mattered. Every step made a difference. But there are millions who have yet to be freed — and the collective will continue to walk, to show up, and to raise awareness for the victims in our cities and around the globe still trapped in slavery.
This year the collective’s local actions will multiply into a greater global impact than ever before. A21’s hosts are rallying their communities and taking action.
The event is not a protest, but a silent, single-file walk on behalf of the millions of men, women, and children who are trapped in slavery today.
You can sign up to the walk here.