Grace Farms Foundation Benefit
“Our programs have become a catalyst for global systemic change in some of the most pressing and ignored humanitarian issues of our time.”
Sharon Prince, President & Founder
What We Do
We take a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to combat and disrupt domestic violence, human trafficking, forced labor, as well as illegal wildlife trafficking. We approach our work through policy, training, and advocacy. Outcomes from this approach range from helping to take down the largest trafficking site Backpage.com to launching Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group, an unprecedented global initiative of experts and industry leaders in the built environment, aiming to ensure materials are ethically sourced and made without forced labor within supply chains.
We are committed to bringing together global experts to identify best practices, lessons learned, and recommendations in the promotion of accountability for violations of international law, and to reflect on the role that victims have and should play in the development and delivery of accountability mechanisms.
We seek to improve intelligence-led investigations, help with victim identification, and the prosecution of criminal perpetrators on human trafficking and wildlife trafficking cases. Learn more about our Justice Initiative Trainings and collaborations with our partners around the world.
Our public programming with industry thought leaders and policy experts helps raise awareness about human trafficking. To accomplish this, the Foundation leverages the expertise of former federal law enforcement agents to facilitate training engagements that improve intelligence-led investigations, victim identification, and the prosecution of criminal perpetrators.
Grace Farms | Nexus to Bring Together Global Leaders to Advance Good
In the Congo |Training on Transnational Organized Crime
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention
Fighting Domestic Violence
Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group | Learn more about this initiative and how the most vulnerable in our global societies are forced to make our buildings and their materials. The GFF Architecture + Construction Working Group aims to eradicate modern slavery from the built environment by convening ecosystem experts and leaders, creating actionable outcomes with systemic impact.
Launch of Strategic Partnership with Liberty Shared | This strategic partnership combines our expertise of training global law enforcement, with Liberty’s renowned use of data, analysis, and analysis to combat human and wildlife trafficking.
Partnership With the Lusaka Agreement Task Force | LATF, a multilateral law enforcement organization representing eight eastern and southern African countries, dedicated to investigating and disrupt poaching and wildlife trafficking in Africa, has partnered with the Foundation to combat wildlife crimes by supporting cooperative law enforcement efforts and capacity building.
Justice Initiative Training Overview | Justice Initiative trainings seek to improve intelligence-led investigations, help with victim identification, and the prosecution of criminal perpetrators on human trafficking and wildlife trafficking cases. To accomplish this, the Foundation leverages the expertise of former federal law enforcement agents to facilitate training engagements locally and around the world.
A New Charitable Organization, Unchain.org | This idea for a global campaign to help raise awareness and inspire action to combat modern-day slavery was incubated at a Grace Farms’ workshop in 2016, hosted in collaboration with United Nations University.
Nexus for Thought Leaders | Grace Farms has become a nexus to bring together global thought leaders advancing good in the world. For instance, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Nicholas Kristof, came to Grace Farms to discuss the urgent need to combat sexual violence against women and girls in conflict zones.
Our Advocacy Leads to Protective Laws | We advocated for the criminal prosecution of online platforms, including Backpage.com, the largest online sex-trafficking platform, and its executives. Our programming and advocacy helps support the passage of protective laws. We advocated for an amendment to the federal Communications Decency Act, that successfully passed on April 1, 2018. A federal grand jury in Arizona indicted Backpage.com and its executives on April 9, 2018.
“By bringing together law enforcement, NGOs, and the private sector to form strategic partnerships, we are forging innovative pathways in advocacy, policy, and training to combat modern day slavery, gender-based violence, and illegal wildlife trade.”
Rod Khatabbi, Justice Initiative Director & Risk Officer
What You Can Do
Our inherent right to liberty and equality for all
There are many forms of Justice. We focus on our inherent right to liberty and equality for all. This forms the foundation of our work, our investigations, collaborations, and actions, compelling us to do our part, to ensure freedom for every human being. You can play a part, too. Take the steps to educate yourself and help raise awareness in your community.
A growing nexus for global Justice experts and leaders, Grace Farms fosters dialogue that addresses the issues of slavery, gender-based violence, including domestic violence, and illegal wildlife trafficking. Our reference Library is free and open to the public, and we host public programming with industry thought leaders and policy experts.
Use Your Knowledge
Although our phones perpetuate slavery because of the materials used in them, they are also a source to learn about the extent of global slavery. Check out these resources to learn more:
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