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Freedom Partnership: Anti-Slavery Campaign

The Salvation Army launched the Freedom Partnership, a new initiative to equip Australians with the
knowledge to identify slavery and slave- like practices that currently exist in Australia to help
bring an end to this exploitative system.

Most Australians would be unaware that slavery touches most of us through our everyday consumption of goods and services. Many products we enjoy may have been produced through exploitative activities both here in Australia as well as other parts of the world.

The Freedom Partnership initiative uses online tools and social media to engage and support the Australian public as they act and fight against slavery and slave-like practices in Australia.

The programme has staff based in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra to support clubs, students, faith-based groups, trade unions, community service providers, businesses, government agencies, policy makers and others to engage in its aims.

National Manager of The Salvation Army’s Freedom Partnership, Jenny Stanger, says, “We want to
carry the anti-slavery message to a mass audience, which is critical in a nation such as Australia that is so reliant on imported goods and services produced in areas of the world where basic human and labour rights are a daily struggle.”

To make a pledge against modern slavery, or for more information about the Freedom Partnership
initiative, please visit endslavery.salvos.org.au.

The Freedom Partnership is an extension of The Salvation Army’s existing anti- slavery work in
Australia. The Salvation Army has privately operated Australia’s only safe house for victims of slavery for the past five years.