Unifying global action against modern slavery

Our Work

To end modern slavery, we must think big, be bold, and work together.

GFEMS brings together the global anti-slavery community, unifying efforts to end modern slavery and bringing in the resources to get it done. Since our start in 2017, we’ve made big steps towards our vision, including:


Partnerships formed.

We work with local and regional NGOs, governments, and researchers to create local solutions that are scalable and replicable.


lives directly impacted.

Our programs across Asia, Africa, and Latin America are having real, life-long impact for survivors and those at risk of trafficking.


research studies conducted.

Our research focuses on supplying new data to the field, filling information gaps to help better inform policy and interventions.

Partnership is the foundation of our vision.

We’re in the business of creating partnerships. We bring together governments, the private sector, and NGOs to create cohesive strategies.

“Because of this project, we were able to move mountains…The partnership with GFEMS made a difference. We really valued their trust not only in the Ople Center but in the women who we have been helping.” –Susan Ople, Founder, Blas F. Ople Policy Center and Training Institute

Our Research

About Modern Slavery

50 million people around the world are in modern slavery

54% of all victims of modern slavery are women and girls

$150 billion of illicit profits are generated annually by traffickers

Our Work

We work in sectors and geographies where there is the highest potential for impact. Currently, our focus is on apparel, construction, domestic work, sex trafficking, ethical recruitment, and global finance. Learn more about our global projects and partners:

Our Portfolio

Get Involved

We make anti-slavery efforts stronger leveraging the strengths of our partners. We’re always looking for new partners to welcome to our global network, whether you’re in a board room, out in the field, or at your kitchen table. Want to join us? Here’s how:

Get Involved

Featured Articles

Explore some of our most recent programming, research, and thinking on how to end modern slavery sustainably.