The Freedom Awards celebrate heroes of the anti-slavery movement from around the world. The awards are open to organizations and individuals working to eradicate human trafficking and modern-day slavery. Nominations came from 22 countries, and winners were selected by an independent international committee. This year’s awards honor women who are setting the standard for world-class anti-slavery work. Their inspiring life stories and courageous work recognize the importance of women in the anti-slavery movement
The event will take place at the University of Southern California on Tuesday, and will also be attended by author Isabel Allende, football great Emmitt Smith, actress Camilla Belle, actress Jenifer Lewis, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson, film director Tom Shadyac, and musician Peter Buffett.