Growing Community | Seasonal Summary
“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 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, aiming to eradicate forced labor within architecture and construction 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.
Justice Initiative trainings seek to improve intelligence-led investigations, help with victim identification, and grow trust across law enforcement agencies, with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of human and wildlife trafficking cases. To accomplish this, the Foundation leverages the expertise of active and retired law enforcement agents to facilitate training engagements locally and around the world.
Our public programming with industry thought leaders and policy experts helps raise awareness about contemporary slavery, wildlife crime, and gender-based violence. 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
Addressing Domestic Violence
Grace Farms Foundation Architecture + Construction Working Group | 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 in training global law enforcement to combat human and wildlife trafficking with Liberty Shared’s renowned use of data and analysis.
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.
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 Khattabi, 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 trade. Our reference Library is free and open to the public, and we host public programming with industry thought leaders and policy experts.
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