The International Anti-Slavery Commission was formed originally from the “Green Barcode Project” to end slavery in production.
The Green Barcode Project was initially a submission to the United Nations to endorse IASC-Approved Green Barcodes, but the project grew so large that it is now the largest independent International Anti-Slavery Commission working around the world.
As the project grew, we discovered two main streams for slavery and trafficking:
- Products – any item that is made that could eventually have a barcode
- Services – trafficking, maids, cleaners, sex slaves, any industry that relies on cash
- Children – anti-bullying programs to help at risk children
Without an approach to work in all three areas, ending modern slavery is doomed to failure. The Commission, however, wanted a positive solution-based mission statement to end 11,000 years of slavery that is not ending, but rather growing every year.
IASC Mission Statement
- Products – Provide and promote IASC-Approved green barcodes to show products have been inspected and are slave-free
- Services – Promote programs and provide education to combine services such as first responders, FBI and Police programs, medical, financial and economic services and support economic and legislative reforms
- Children – Promote anti-bullying programs to help prevent at risk children being sucked into slavery
- Disseminate information from sources such as the United Nations, UNESCO, and the global slavery index
The International Anti Slavery Commission awards individual persons, groups, communities, churches and government departments who have given extraordinary effort, to end forced and bonded labor, forced marriage and child labour, and anti-bullying programs that have been shown to reduce the number of children lured into sex slavery.