Jan 11, 2019
Ashleigh Chapman
Rotary Action Group Against Slavery

40.3 million are enslaved … some less than 4 years old. Get engaged NOW

There are an estimated 46 million, according to Walk Free’s Global Slavery Index. That’s four times more than those taken out of Africa during the 400 years of the Atlantic Slave Trade. Modern slaves, however, are disposable, cheap, and being hidden from plain sight have no human rights. Very young children are now in greater danger than ever before as sex traffickers exploit opportunities arising from natural disasters, deprivation, civil conflict, and mass migration. So let’s Get Engaged.

Ashleigh S. Chapman, JD serves as the President/CEO of the Alliance for Freedom, Restoration, and Justice® (AFRJ), which exists to end human trafficking and protect the vulnerable.  The AFRJ’s key initiatives include: AFRJ® Global Network, which supports over 7,000 anti-trafficking organizations in their efforts; Engage Together®, which helps communities collaborate across sectors and develop comprehensive strategies; AFRJ® Freedom Council, which mobilizes global corporations and business leaders to join the cause; and Justice U™, an online education portal that offers digital badges and certifications for justice advocates everywhere.

Ashleigh has served 18+ years on behalf of the oppressed and vulnerable and travels on average 40+ weeks each year to strengthen the movement.  Prior to founding the AFRJ, she served as: the co-founder and Director of the Center for Global Justice at Regent University School of Law; the Director of a non-profit organization for at-risk children and youth; a Children’s Pastor; and a Court Appointed Spe­cial Advocate for children in foster care.

Ashleigh is a licensed attorney in the state of Virginia. She graduated 2nd in her class and Magna Cum Laude with her Juris Doctorate from Regent University School of Law, receiving the faculty’s Most Outstanding Graduate award, and Summa Cum Laude with her B.S. from Tennessee Technological Uni­versity.