Our Rescues in 2021
Updated October 27, 2021
Covid-19 has debilitated our rescue efforts considerably. However, since the beginning of this year, these young lives have found freedom through the efforts of our incredible staff team.Read More
Fashion For Freedom
Hello friends, We are happy to announce the launch of Fashion for Freedom. Please check out our beautiful luxury silk scarf and men’s vintage pocket square.
All proceeds will help us fund our existing safe houses, begin a new initiative in Kolkata, India, and rebrand Libertas into a video-based curriculum.Get Started
Update from YouCanFreeUs (October 1, 2021)
Our Global Response
Our work focuses on victims of slavery including those trapped in commercial sexual exploitation and forced labor.
Our holistic approach to rehabilitation includes programs for literacy, education, vocational training, individual and group therapy, medical care, physical fitness, and life skills training.
Through our network of strategic intervention hubs, safe houses, and training centers, our fight is to bring freedom, hope, and restoration to victims of modern slavery and deliver innovative ways to reduce the global slavery footprint.
On Monday, September 27th, this young girl joined our safe house. She was sold by her mother and stepfather at the tender age of twelve into the red-light district. She is the 21st young person YouCanFreeUs has either directly rescued or received into our program this year.
There are many ways you can help us. You can make a donation, volunteer to work with us, or even start your own social media fundraiser to get contributions from your network.
By helping, you are holding the ropes for us as we go deep to rescue those in slavery. Your donation of any amount can make an impact in the fight against modern slavery. Thank you for making a difference.
Featured Project - Mumbai
Mumbai, the financial and cultural capital of India, always draws young people from around the country who are often lured into the city with the hope of jobs, modeling contracts, or work in the world’s largest movie industry – Bollywood. Some of the largest red-light districts of the world exist in India. Mumbai has nine red-light districts: Kamathipura, Grant Road, Turbhe, Sonapur, Bhiwandi, Malwani, Vasai, Mira Road, and Panvel.
Our work begins with surveillance and mapping of red-light districts. Through our network of informants, our dedicated rescue staff plans and executes rescue operations with the help of local law enforcement. Following the rescue, women, girls, and children are brought to our safe houses for their long-term psychosocial care. Our partnerships with local governments and the justice system often make us the preferred aftercare facility in Mumbai.
Anti Child Labor
Child labor is defined as work that deprives children of their childhood and the opportunity to attend school, and that is harmful to their physical and mental development. Through its 2017 findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, the US Department of Labor reveals that 152 million children are involved in child labor – but nearly half of those, 73 million, are engaged in hazardous conditions.
Child labor is one of the biggest humanitarian crises plaguing India. Several million children in this country have been deprived of a proper childhood and ruthlessly exploited, due to the widespread demand for cheap labor.
To combat this, YouCanFreeUs aims at rescuing and protecting these young victims of modern slavery, as well as offering them opportunities for rehabilitation and education. Since 2019, we have a dedicated anti-child labor team that works in partnership with law enforcement and governmental agencies.