The Emancipation Network (TEN)

Unverified non-profit organisation

The Emancipation Network is an international organization, founded by Sarah Symons and John Berger in 2005, dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern slavery.

It helps survivors of slavery rebuild their lives after rescue from slavery, through economic empowerment, education and help reintegrating into society.

TEN works to prevent slavery in high risk communities such as red light and refugee communities, by creating jobs for adults and through volunteer trips and donations to their shelter partners for rescue, school fees, emergency needs and reintegration. It also imports and sells handicraft products made by survivors of slavery and persons at risk of being trafficked into slavery via the site “Made by Survivors”.

TEN combines public outreach and education programs about human trafficking with income-generating programs for survivors and high risk girls. Staff members, ʺAmbassadorsʺ and volunteers organize awareness events across the country to educate people about human trafficking and sell the Made by Survivors products.

The selling of Made by Survivors products generates income for both survivors and at-risk groups. Since 2005, TEN has expandeded to work with over 20 partners in 12 countries.


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About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: United States

Global issues

Community development; Job creation and enterprise development; Gender issues; all (5)

Business sectors

Community and social services; Retail trade