Our Mission

The American Anti-Slavery Group (AASG) is a non-profit organization (501c3) that works to abolish modern-day slavery around the world, focusing primarily on systems of chattel slavery in Sudan and Mauritania.

Since 1994, AASG has worked with survivors of modern-day slavery in advocating for the abolition of slavery and freedom for the estimated 27 million slaves around the world. Our tightly knit staff of employees and interns is headquartered in Boston, MA, but our reach is far wider thanks to thousands of  members around the world.

Our efforts center on the following four components:

AWARENESS The first step in eradicating modern slavery is educating the public that it still exists. At AASG we build awareness through our publications, school curricula, conferences, and Speakers’ Bureau – consisting mainly of survivors of slavery.

ADVOCACY We advocate for the freedom of those degraded by slavery through government lobbying and online campaigns, which locate effective pressure points in corporations that benefit from slavery, governments that tolerate human bondage, and leaders who remain silent.

ACTIVISM Through our website we have established a network of activists around the world who are passionate about freedom. Through rallies, candlelight vigils, freedom marches, and petitions and letter-writing campaigns, grassroots activism is a large component to our work to abolish slavery.

 AID In partnering with organizations on-the-ground, we are able to provide essential support to victims of slavery. By providing food, shelter, education, and rehabilitation, these survivors are given the tools they need to rebuild their lives.