Maria Midence, a new Community Advocate, led a successful campaign to convince the County to expand services for victims of labor trafficking.
"Carolina" spoke out to protest labor trafficking. She subsequently suffered grave injuries but continues to struggle for justice. APT has provided free legal help and emergency financial support.
#Nevernotworking is a multidimensional arts activism event to take place during Art Basel week 2018 at the Untitled Art tent on South Beach. Women workers, including survivors of labor trafficking, and community allies are featured in photo portraits. Outside, volunteers participate in a week-long solidarity performance, hanging, taking down, folding, and rehanging clothes on an installation of clothes lines. The goals are to raise awareness about the value of nannies, housekeepers, and homecare workers and the problem of trafficking, as well as to raise money for the Thrive Fund, a survivor-led emergency and empowerment fund.
Survive: Legal Assistance & Community Education
We provide community outreach and education on workplace rights and provide legal assistance to women who have suffered wage theft, sexual harassment, labor trafficking, or other abuses.
Strive: Small Business Support
We help low-to-moderate-income women strive for prosperity by learning business skills and forming small businesses or worker cooperatives. And we connect women to special expertise through local incubator programs.
Thrive: Winning Pro-Women, Pro-Worker Policies
We help women turn their truths into policies by supporting pro-women, pro-worker, and pro-worker co-op local policies. We help women learn skills that enable them to be advocates in the community and to serve on local policy advisory boards.
Thrive Fund: A Survivor-Led Empowerment Fund
Women who have survived labor trafficking and other workplace abuses give small grants to other women for emergency needs and to support their education in business and advocacy skills.