Founded in 2000, Free the Slaves (FTS) is a pioneer and leader in the global effort to eradicate modern slavery. Our mission is to liberate those in slavery and to change the conditions that
allow slavery to persist. Free the Slaves works at the grassroots level, with and through local partners, to empower vulnerable individuals and communities to achieve freedom from, and develop resistance to, slavery and trafficking, and to build national capacity to combat slavery and trafficking.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., FTS has programs in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East.
For more information, see: www.freetheslaves.net.
The Free the Slaves approach to eradicating modern slavery is embodied in our Community Liberation Model (CLM), which serves to increase sustained community resistance to modern slavery. The strengthening of community resistance and resilience reduces new cases of modern slavery, liberates those in modern slavery and yields sustained declines in the prevalence of modern slavery.
The four pillars of the CLM are: (1) Educating and mobilizing vulnerable communities so that they know their rights and how to assert them; pursue norms conducive to reducing vulnerability (such as gender equity); and, organize for self-protection; (2) Liberation, care and reintegration so that victims are released from slavery and receive the necessary care and services to live in freedom and dignity; (3) Enhancing the rule of law to ensure appropriate anti-slavery and complementary laws exist and are enforced; and, (4) Ensuring household security to reduce vulnerability through access to essential social and economic services.
Free the Slaves has been creating a Community Liberation Toolkit comprised of four modules corresponding to the pillars of the CLM. The goal of developing the Community Liberation Toolkit is to capture the competencies embedded in the FTS Community Liberation Model so that they can be efficiently transferred to FTS partners. The first three modules of the toolkit have been developed and effectively piloted.
The purpose of this consultancy is to develop Module 4: Ensuring Access to Essential Social and Economic Services - Training and Technical Assistance.
MODULE 4 will:
Focus on fostering partnerships between anti-slavery organizations and relief and development organizations and agencies, with the objective of developing household economic and livelihood capacity to build resistance to slavery and human trafficking.
Identify opportunities and challenges to integrating anti-slavery and anti-trafficking interventions into development programs.
Help participants develop action plans for supporting vulnerable families and household access to available social protection services and advocating for greater integration of anti-slavery and anti-human trafficking into the programs of relief and development organizations.
Essential social and economic services include, but are not limited to, access to healthcare, credit, education, food, shelter, energy, water and sanitation. Essential services can include providing micro-enterprise training and capital, and increasing civic participation.
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