Established in 2013, the Swarovski Foundation brings focus to Swarovski’s historical commitment to philanthropy by supporting charitable organizations and signature programs to achieve positive social and environmental impact. Their mission is to achieve a more inclusive, equitable and sustainable society by fostering culture and creativity, promoting human empowerment, and preserving the environment to deliver to the Sustainable Development Goals. The Swarovski Foundation has donated Jewellery for auction with 100% of the proceeds going towards Free As A Human Foundation Education programs.
CFDA - Council of Fashion Designer of America
The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc. (CFDA) is a not-for-profit trade
association founded in 1962, whose membership consists of 448 of America’s foremost
womenswear, menswear, jewellery and accessory designers.
The mission of the CFDA is to strengthen the impact of American fashion in the global
The CFDA Foundation, Inc. is a separate not-for-profit organization, which was
created to raise funds for charity and industry activities.
In addition to hosting the annual CFDA Fashion Awards, the trade organization owns the Fashion Calendar.
Paul Hastings LLP
In today’s world of transformative change, Paul Hastings’ purpose is clear — to help clients and people navigate new paths to growth. Their engagement with pressing social issues, including human trafficking, plays a critical role in navigating new paths of growth for its people. Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms
Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird LLP is a leading international law firm with client service and teamwork as the cornerstones of all that they do. Alston & Bird offers many company-sponsored volunteer opportunities and encourages employees to volunteer with non-profits focused on their own philanthropic areas of interest. To better support its employees and the impact of their charitable giving and community service, Alston & Bird established the A+BOVE Program – A+B Opportunities for Volunteers to Engage. This program provides grants to non-profit organizations on behalf of employees who volunteer their time making a positive impact in the community.
Since 2018, RA International has been a committed partner to Free As A Human. In July 2019, they began selling Free As A Human merchandise in their convenience store within their Mogadishu compound. As a direct result, the British Forces in Somalia (an RA client) organised a charity fitness event called the Somali Spartan. Several teams took part, raising significant funds for our programs.
EXPERTISE FRANCE/BMM PARTNERS
Expertise France is the French international technical cooperation agency, with a status of public institution under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministries of Finance and Economy. It designs and implements projects aimed at contributing to the balanced development of partner countries, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda and the priorities of France’s external action.
ROYAL THAI EMBASSY - NAIROBI
The Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi and Thai Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat supports the fight against human trafficking and promotes sustainable development in Kenya and East Africa.
Sandstorm used to make luxury safari tents. Today, at our workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, we work with the same skills and materials to make canvas and leather bags that last. Sandstorm collaborated with Free As A Human by manufacturing and retailing the bags designed by Anyango Mpinga.
HAART Kenya is a non-governmental organization dedicated to ending human trafficking- also known as modern slavery. Their work, which is focused on the Kenyan and East African region creates awareness against human trafficking in the grassroots communities in Nairobi and its environs, assisting victims of trafficking, prosecuting perpetrators in partnership with other organizations and networks to end modern slavery. HAART runs a shelter for young females who have been rescued from human trafficking. Kenya is one of the leading transit points and destinations for human trafficking in Sub-Saharan Africa with victims coming in from as far as India and Nepal. HAART Kenya is doing something about this conundrum and uses art as a tool to create awareness and has a project specifically for this purpose. Shelters offer a place of refuge for victims of trafficking as soon as they are rescued. HAART Kenya offers much needed immediate care for victims to be able to recover from the trauma of their experiences. HAART shelter offers client-centred and trauma informed care to girls who are between the age of 6-18 years.
Azadi Kenya is a survivor-led, counter-trafficking NGO that focuses on the provision of long-term support for survivors of trafficking who, too often, find a lack of community support and understanding when reintegrating into society. Azadi runs several programmes all of which serve as a catalyst to facilitate healing, reintegration, and survivor leadership. Our partnership with Azadi focuses on developing the capacity of survivors between the ages of 18-30, empowering them to be both successful and self-sufficient, with beneficiaries supported at the Azadi Kenya resource centre. We prioritise mental health, leadership, well-being and personal development through tailored mentorship, which gives women access to resources to reach their full potential.