Not For Sale
Who We Are
Not For Sale fights human trafficking and modern-day slavery around the world. Through international work on the ground and in mainstream supply chains, we proactively target the root causes of slavery while engaging and equipping the movement for freedom.
ln 2007, David Batstone discovered that his favorite Bay Area restaurant had been the center of a local human trafficking ring. After further investigation, he realized this was part of a growing international issue spanning every industry and corner of the earth. From there, Not For Sale–both the organization and his 2007 book under the same name–was born.
There are more than 30 million slaves today, more than at any other time in history. Men, women and children around the world are forced to work without pay and subjected to physical, mental and emotional exploitation-and the number is growing.
Not For Sale creates tools that engage business, government and grassroots in order to incubate and grow social enterprises to benefit enslaved and vulnerable communities.
Our mission is to end slavery, not to simply put a bandage on the wound that it creates. To do this, we identify and address the root causes in impoverished and vulnerable communities where individuals are easily taken advantage of by traffickers. Not For Sale has identified vulnerable regions across the world and empowers each against the rising tide of exploitation.
Through social projects spanning the globe in countries like Peru, the Netherlands, and Thailand, Not For Sale works to provide restoration, challenge institutional thinking, and create new futures for survivors.
Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime.