Free As A Human Foundation is a non profit organisation advocating the end of human trafficking and modern slavery. It was founded by fashion designer and social activist anyango mpinga, to raise awareness of the social and economic injustices that occur within the fashion supply chain and the wider consumer sectors, which exploit workers. As part of our mission to serve our communities, we implement the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. These include Goal 5, advocating for Gender Equality and eliminating violence against women including human trafficking; Goal 8, which highlights the importance of providing decent work and economic growth and eradicate slave labor and Goal 16 for Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, which calls for the end of abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against women.
Free As A Human is on a mission to promote human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations by raising awareness of human trafficking issues, its causes, manifestations, and its destructive effects and adverse consequences for those living principally in Kenya, and any other places where potential victims originate. We do this by hosting and promoting community events that highlight and support the personal development of victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse; promoting public support and respect for human rights, organising educational programmes, social advocacy and public awareness campaigns; mobilising funding to support female victims of human trafficking through our partner organizations and through the sale of merchandise. We work by assisting and supporting non-profit organisation such as HAART Kenya to advance the education of victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse by awarding scholarships and promoting employment opportunities through apprenticeship programs and employment workshops.
Haart kenya is the only kenyan non-governmental organization dedicated to ending human trafficking- also known as modern slavery. Their work, which is focused on the kenyan and east african region creates awareness against human trafficking in the grassroots communities in nairobi and its environs, assisting victims of trafficking, prosecuting perpetrators in partnership with other organizations and networks to end modern slavery. Haart runs a shelter for young females who have been rescued from human trafficking. Kenya is one of the leading transit points and destinations for human trafficking in sub-saharan africa with victims coming in from as far as india and nepal. Haart kenya is doing something about this conundrum and uses art as a tool to create awareness and has a project specifically for this purpose. Shelters offer a place of refuge for victims of trafficking as soon as they are rescued. Haart kenya offers much needed immediate care for victims to be able to recover from the trauma of their experiences. Haart shelter offers client-centered and trauma informed care to girls who are between the age of 6-18 years.
To donate directly to HAART follow this link https://haartkenya.org/donate/