Survivor Alliance unites and empower survivors of slavery and human trafficking around the world to be leaders in the anti-slavery movement. Founded by three survivors of human trafficking, we are of, by, and for survivors. We believe that investing in survivors is a key anti-trafficking intervention. For too long, survivors have been ignored and tokenized in anti-trafficking work. Although there is greater inclusion in some countries such as the United States, it is not yet an integrated best practice in the US or throughout the world. Additionally, there remains a gap in ethical, meaningful, and structural engagement with survivors and limited actors developing guidance for survivor engagement. Survivor engagement in anti-trafficking work also remains siloed from other social justice movements, such as workers’ rights and gender-based violence movements.
The Survivor Alliance team are the architects of connectivity. We build bridges between survivors and their own potential and between survivors of different experiences and backgrounds. We are also building bridges, alongside our fellow survivors, between their lives immediately after enslavement and what the rest of their life can be.
By uniting survivors of human trafficking around the world and building collective power, Survivor Alliance pursues an intersectional approach to social justice. We believe that survivors of human trafficking are more than their experience of this particular trauma and we invite everyone to do the same. Our approach integrates personal healing and justice with community healing and justice. Through empowering survivors - by which we mean providing the resources, support and training so that survivors can harness their own inner power - we are supporting the growth of educated, self-aware, and capable survivor leaders. We share our 2 lessons and methodology for working with survivors and link our members to opportunities in the anti-trafficking movement. In doing so, we are leading the field in how to engage with survivors and facilitating increased survivor-ally collaborations. In all of our programs, we focus on meaningful survivor inclusion, economic empowerment, and wellbeing.
As of January 2021, we have 300 enrolled survivor members in over 20 countries. Our three core programs include Global Membership Program, Survivor Alliance Academy, and our Consulting and Referral Services. Our consulting clients include the University of Nottingham, Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free Initiative, Freedom Fund, the UK’s Modern Slavery Policy and Evidence Center (MSPEC), and Anti-Slavery International.
Most of our operational staff reside in the UK and are employed by Survivor Alliance UK CIC, a not-for-profit social enterprise organization. We are registered in California and the United States as 501c3 (EIN 82-4425458). Please visit our website to learn more about our Board of Directors and staff, programs, and impact: https://www.survivoralliance.org/
Survivor Alliance unites and empower survivors of slavery and human trafficking around the world to be leaders in the anti-slavery movement. Founded by three survivors of human trafficking, we are of, by, and for survivors. We believe that…
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