We gather around a common belief that all humans are made in the image of the Creator God. It follows then, that every human has certain unalienable rights that should never be contravened.
We believe that chief among these rights, is the right to be free, or as the UN Declaration of Human Rights puts it: ‘no one shall be held in slavery or servitude…’ .
We believe the only way to rid our world of the tyranny of slavery is for those with power to work together for those who are yet to have power. Our purpose, our why, is to stand together for as long as is necessary to see a slave free world.
We are convinced that there are five essential ingredients – collaboration; knowledge; spotlight; action; and strength – to creating an environment for a slave free world, and we are committed to investing everything we have to ensuring these five ingredients flourish in our world.
We believe our unique contribution is one layer back from the frontline. If we can connect government with civil society; the general public with frontline organisations; business with enforcement agencies; and survivors with support providers, we are doing our jobs. We achieve this through SAS Advocacy and SAS Consulting.
We are committed to being an intentional collaborating organisation within the anti-slavery movement both locally and globally.
1. The estimated number of slaves around the world and in NZ is sourced from the Global Slavery Index (2016).
2. The estimated annual revenue generated from slavery is sourced from the International Labour Organisation (2014).
3. The estimated cost of a slave is calculated from the research conducted by Siddharth Kara in his book Modern Slavery: A Global Perspective (2017).
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