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Launched in 2007 as the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking the organization recently changed its name to ASSET Advancing Systemic Solutions to end Enslavement and Trafficking to to better reflect its focus on systemic solutions to slavery.
Following her travels around California, Europe, Russia, Africa and Asia observing this issue and meeting with related entities involved in the movement; Institutional, Govt, NGOs, Corporate, Philanthropists and Survivors, ASSET was founded by Julia Ormond to work on systemic solutions and align with the UNODC mandate of Prevention, prosecution and Protection. Julia is a former UN Goodwill Ambassador for the Office on Drugs and Crime on Trafficking and SlaveryASSET is also a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action (CTA).
ASSET Advancing Systemic Solutions to end Enslavement and Trafficking is an advocacy NGO dedicated to the eradication of enslavement and trafficking through amplifying the victim’s voice and addressing the issues of trafficking and enslavement at the source of the problem, by identifying, incubating, advancing and supporting solutions at the most effective points of engagement, to achieve measurable, impactful results.“Enslavement is often hidden in the shadows, which makes it easy for governments, corporations and the public to ignore or be unaware of it despite its global scope. But slavery has a human face, and every slave is an individual whose life has meaning and value. ASSET Advancing Systemic Solutions to end Enslavement and Trafficking’s acronym (ASSET)comes from our belief, hope and aim that every survivor should find their place in the global work force as the true ASSET that is their human birthright and potential.”
ASSET is dedicated to the eradication of slavery through amplifying the victims voice and supporting systemic solutions.