Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking Announces Membership Expansion
For Release: September 9, 2014
Three new organizations broaden coalition’s reach and expertise
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking, a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking worldwide, today announced three new members: Futures Without Violence, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and National Network for Youth.
“These three organizations will strengthen the coalition’s impact on U.S. policies to fight all forms of modern slavery, particularly where human trafficking intersects with gender-based violence, youth homelessness, and workers’ rights,” said Melysa Sperber, Director of ATEST. “We believe our members’ collective experience implementing programs at home and abroad provides our coalition an unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise that we can leverage for positive change.”
Futures Without Violence: Under the leadership and vision of founder Esta Soler for more than 30 years, Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children, and families around the world.
National Domestic Workers Alliance: The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of who are women. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. The national alliance is powered by 42 affiliate organizations—plus their first local chapter in Atlanta—of over 10,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly in 26 cities and 18 states.
National Network for Youth: The National Network for Youth (NN4Y) is the nation’s leading organization advocating at the federal level to educate the public and policymakers about the needs of homeless and disconnected youth. NN4Y is a membership organization of service providers, state agencies, coalitions, advocates, and individuals who work toward their vision of a world where vulnerable youth have a safety net everywhere they turn—creating positive and strong communities one youth at a time.
“ATEST has brought diverse organizations together to fight the scourge of human trafficking,” said Randy Newcomb, President and CEO of Humanity United, a philanthropic organization that supports the coalition’s work. “As the coalition grows, its power to advance human freedom also multiplies.”
The Alliance to End Slavery & Trafficking (ATEST) is a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end all forms of human trafficking and modern slavery around the world. ATEST was founded by Humanity United in 2007. For more information, visit www.EndSlaveryandTrafficking.org.
ATEST member organizations include: Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), End Child Prostitution and Trafficking – USA (ECPAT-USA), Free the Slaves, Futures Without Violence, International Justice Mission (IJM), National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), National Network for Youth (NN4Y), Polaris, Safe Horizon, Solidarity Center, Verité, Vital Voices Global Partnership, and World Vision.