Sustainability is an integral part of the work we do at Azadi. We want to empower and support survivors in becoming leaders, who will create better lives for themselves and their families, meaning that this support will create development that will impact survivors’ families through generations. We have also brought many survivors aboard our team who will empower and train other survivors to become leaders as well.
Moreover, when we speak about sustainability and sustainable development in the current climate, it is hard to forego conversation surrounding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 8 Target 8.7, which states:
“Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms”.
We are of course highly dedicated to upholding our end in fulfilling this target with all the work we are doing providing support to survivors of human trafficking.
We are also deeply involved with SDG Goal 5, "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", due to our commitment to empowering women, training the female leaders of tomorrow, and taking a firm stance against gender-based violence and gender-based exploitation.
For us, the SDGs are not a means to an end, and we would be fighting the same battles without their presence, yet the SDGs has provided a language with which we can all use to address these important issues and solve them as a collective.