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Photograph exhibition

The photograph exhibition entitled “Breaking free from slavery: a visual journey through 20 years of assistance to victims of contemporary forms of slavery” was organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

It brings together 56 artworks from two renowned photographers: Roberto Romano (USA) and Pete Pattisson (UK) and 17 organizations who received grants from the Voluntary Fund to assist victims of slavery in their struggle to recover their freedom and dignity. These photographs, from all over the world, take the audience on a visual journey from slavery to freedom.

The exhibition is divided in two sections. Portraits of Slavery showcases a collection of 25 photographs depicting enslaved individuals and the different facets of slavery and slavery-like practices in the 21st century.

Portraits of Freedom comprises a series of 26 photographs of rescued victims of slavery, assisted by the Voluntary Fund, in their new lives.

The exhibition was opened with statements by the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery.

Highlights


The Slavery Fund: mandate and activities

How to apply to the Fund

Call for 2015 applications
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Who can apply

The grants cycle

Revised version: Guidelines of the Fund for the use of applicants and Grantees
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On-line application System (GMS)

Guidelines for the use of organizations
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Policies of the Board of Trustees
(Available soon)

How to report to the Fund

Upon receipt of the grant, beneficiaries are requested to fill in and sign the receipt form and the banking form

Acknowledge receipt form
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Banking form
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Beneficiaries are requested to submit mid-year Narrative and Financial reports on the use of their grants 6 months after receipt of payment and final Narrative and Financial reports on the use of their grants one month after the project completion.
Financial and Narrative forms
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How to contribute to the Slavery Fund

Financial situation of the Fund

List of current donors

How to contribute to the Fund

Forthcoming events

Presentation of the Thematic report on challenges and lessons in combating contemporary forms of slavery of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, Gulnara Shahinian, during the 24th session of the Human Rights Council: Geneva, 12 September 2013

Side event on challenges and lessons learnt in combating contemporary forms of slavery at the United Nations: Geneva 13 September 2013

18th session of the Board of Trustees: Geneva, 18-22 November 2013

20th anniversary of the Fund
Publications


UN Voluntary Fund on SlaveryThe UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
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Abolishing Slavery and its Contemporary Forms
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Outreach activities

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2013

Message of the Secretary General on the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December 2013
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