About Us

Ten years ago, our organization was founded with a simple question:

“Do you want to know
the world’s 27 million
dirtiest secrets?”

Our founder, Justin Dillon, created the documentary film “Call+Response” to raise awareness about those very secrets: the victims of human trafficking. The film opened eyes around the world to the issue, and engaged viewers to participate in the eradication of slavery.

Yet we learned that in order to prevent slavery from persisting, we also had to focus on changing the systems that perpetuate it. Recognizing that forced labor accounts for the majority of slavery victims, we began working with businesses to find and eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. We also partnered with the US State Department to build Slaveryfootprint.org, which helps consumers learn about how they may be unwillingly complicit in the perpetuation of forced labor based on the products they buy.

In early 2018, our organization launched the business platform, FRDM, which is helping some of the world’s most influential companies. Made in a Free World now exclusively focuses on developing and implementing high impact solutions to human trafficking by working with the most effective partners to rescue and care for victims worldwide. We approach human rights abuses like the medical community approaches disease: working to treat, educate and prevent the problem from happening again.

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OUR FIELD
PROJECTS

UNITED STATES

Produced the film Call+Response to raise awareness and engage viewers in the fight against trafficking

ACCRA, GHANA

We are fundraising for a rescue operation of 5-10 children on Lake Volta

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UGANDA

Created business opportunities for former child soldiers

NEPAL

Opened a border monitoring station to identify, investigate, and rescue girls from trafficking

NEPAL

Helped free girls from bonded labor in the Indentured Daughters Program

JHARKHAND, INDIA

Prevention and protection of child labor in mica mines

INDIA

Help rescue victims of forced labor with International Justice Mission

SRI LANKA

Support the training of caregivers for survivors of slavery and exploitation

MYANMAR

Provided food security & sustainability for child soldiers

CAMBODIA

Supported field project to train and employ survivors of sex trafficking for revenue-generating jobs

CALCUTTA, INDIA

Created sustainable employment and independence for survivors of trafficking in Calcutta

THAILAND

Helped build and stock a health clinic with medicines and supplies for victims

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SLAVERY TODAY

We define slavery as being forced to work without pay, under threat of coersion or violence, for the purposes of exploitation or bondage, against one’s own will. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 40.3 million people face slavery today. Of these victims, 25% of them are children and 75% are women or girls. In addition, 85 million children under the age of 11 face hazardous child labor conditions every day in what the ILO calls “worst forms of child labor”. This term is defined as “labor which jeopardizes the physical, mental or moral well-being of a child, either because of its nature or because of the conditions in which it is carried out.”

OUR APPROACH

We believe slavery is an opportunistic disease that should be treated and prevented. We are a community of advocates, doctors, doers and changemakers fighting slavery around the world. We identify the most effective solutions to rescue and care for victims of slavery, and we engage the resources needed to implement them.

OUR BOARD

Victoria Ward, MD (Board Chair)

Victoria is a pediatrician on faculty at Stanford University, with deep expertise in pediatric global health. Her research includes the implementation and evaluation of interventions for poor health and poverty worldwide. In addition to her role as a physician, she has worked extensively on human trafficking. She served as the first project director for Call+Response, contributed significant research to the tools underpinning the FRDM platform, and later was elected to be the Chair of the Board for Made in a Free World. She now teaches undergraduate and medical students on the issues of trafficking and forced labor, as well as how to create lasting global social change.

Tim Minahan

Tim is the executive vice president of business strategy and chief marketing officer (CMO) at Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS), a global leader in digital workspace, networking, and analytics solutions. In this capacity, Tim leads the company’s overall business strategy and global marketing strategy and execution to power a better way to work for people and organizations around the globe. A technology industry veteran who specializes in defining new markets and positioning companies to own them, Tim has served in a broad range of business leadership roles at leading enterprise software, cloud, and services firms, including CMO SAP Cloud and Line of Business unit; SVP of Business Network Strategy and CMO at Ariba; CMO at Procuri Inc; and chief services and research officer at Aberdeen Group. Tim continues to invest and advise technology startups in both the marketing and supply chain automation sectors.

Angelique Griepp

Angelique was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. She attended the University of Oregon and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Journalism in 1987. After graduation she moved to San Francisco to pursue her career. She went to work for Knoll Furniture, an international furniture manufacturer. She started as an executive assistant and when she left in 2001 she had become a Major Accounts Corporate Representative. In her capacity she acted as both corporate liaison as well as an Interiors expert. She helped her clients with space planning, move coordination, asset management and general trouble shooting. She was repeatedly the top or one of the Top Producers within the company. She met her husband Troy in December 1993 and they married in May 1997. She left Knoll in October 2001 to raise her daughter full-time. She continues to be very involved with many local, national and international non-profit organizations. She sits on many committees, has chaired major events and runs her family foundation.

Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon is a veteran enterprise software product executive. Dan led the product management organization at Guidewire Software (the leading software provider to the Property & Casualty Insurance industry) for 11 years as they grew from $2M to $350M in revenue (across 17 countries). Dan also served on Guidewire’s management team, participating in key strategic and operational decisions for the company. More recently Dan has served as the Head of Product for startups in Big Data and in Marketing technology, and currently serves as an Executive Product Advisor to multiple startups in the Insurance Technology space. Dan has been involved with Made in a Free World since 2015, serving on the board of directors as well as advising on its software efforts. Dan has an MBA from Stanford and a BA in Political Science from Yale.

Julie Greer

Julie is a partner in the law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP, where she has practiced for eleven years. She practices civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She also enjoys regularly doing pro bono work, through the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights or from other sources. Ms. Greer graduated, magna cum laude, from Western Kentucky University with a bachelors degree in Performing Arts in 1987. After a short stint acting, and working as a singer in rock and roll bands in Los Angeles, she worked for a time fundraising for the California League of Conservation Voters, an environmental group. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 1998. While at Boalt Hall, she was comments editor for the Berkeley Women’s Law Journal, a member of the California Law Review, and received the Joanie Caucus Foundation award. She has served as a volunteer with the Hopi Appellate Project and performs on occasion as a blues/jazz/gospel vocalist, most often in her church.

Our Field Projects

Ghana

We are fundraising for a rescue operation of 5-10 children on Lake Volta

United States

Produced the film Call+Response to raise awareness and engage viewers in the fight against trafficking

Uganda

Created business opportunities for former child soldiers

Nepal

Opened a border monitoring station to identify, investigate, and rescue girls from trafficking and helped free girls from bonded labor in the Indentured Daughters Program

Jharkhand, India

Prevention and protection of child labor in mica mines

Calcutta, India

Created sustainable employment and independence for survivors of trafficking in Calcutta

India

Help rescue victims of forced labor with International Justice Mission

Sri Lanka

Support the training of caregivers for survivors of slavery and exploitation

Myanmar

Provided food security & sustainability for child soldiers

Cambodia

Supported field project to train and employ survivors of sex trafficking for revenue-generating jobs

Thailand

Helped build and stock a health clinic with medicines and supplies for victims

We Are

Bold

We are not afraid to try and test new methods so that we can keep learning about what works best.

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Honest

We are transparent about what is working, and what isn’t. We will share this with the community.

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Collaborative

We don’t believe that any one person or any one organization can do it alone. We must work together.

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Made In A Free World is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization | PO Box 460777 San Francisco, CA 94146