The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery is a bold public-private partnership developing a $1.5+ billion fund and coordinating a coherent, global strategy to address modern slavery.
GFEMS collaborates across sectors and geographies with a focus on three core programmatic pillars: rule of law, business engagement, and sustaining freedom. GFEMS also prioritizes using innovative technologies for collecting data and evaluating impact.
GFEMS AND ITS PARTNERS WILL WORK TOGETHER TOWARD SUSTAINABLY ENDING MODERN SLAVERY BY MAKING IT ECONOMICALLY UNPROFITABLE.
The Global Fund views modern slavery as a crime of economic opportunity and a violation of human dignity.
Consistent with the Palermo Protocol, they are focused on combating the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Their strategy targets the estimated 25 million people affected by forced labor globally, especially through the private sector and sexual exploitation.
How GFEMS Works
The fund will execute six major workstreams:
- Increasing resources: Scaling funding and global commitment commensurate with the size of the challenge
- Engaging governments: Facilitating government ownership of anti-slavery strategies and developing co-funded budgeted action plans
- Engaging the private sector: Creating market-based solutions to end modern slavery through business engagement
- Engaging civil society: Ensure effective design and implementation of interventions to end modern slavery
- Funding transformative programs and technologies: Prioritizing efforts that demonstrate clear impact on prevalence
- Ensuring robust assessment of impact: Developing and deploying cost-effective measurement of community and industry prevalence reduction and return on investment
GFEMS coordinates strategy across three core programmatic streams:
- Rule of law will raise the cost of slavery by ending impunity for all forms of trafficking
- Business engagement will create value by eliminating forced labor from supply chains at local, national, and international levels, as well as provide alternatives for vulnerable individuals
- Sustaining freedom for survivors through recovery, reintegration, and economic opportunity
GFEMS’ grant partners will execute programs within and across these intervention areas.
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