OUR vision is a world without slavery where all people are free to live vibrant, autonomous lives.
Our mission is to equip a community of people to advocate for the dignity of all people, leading to the protection and freedom of millions.
DRESSEMBER IS A COLLABORATIVE MOVEMENT LEVERAGING FASHION AND CREATIVITY TO RESTORE DIGNITY TO ALL WOMEN.
Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women.
The Dressember Foundation exists to inspire and empower a global community of like-minded women who are locking arms to face one of the greatest injustices of our time.
The heart of Dressember is freedom-- that every woman has the right to live a vibrant and autonomous life.
What began in 2009 as a quirky style challenge with a clever name spread like wildfire. Dressember is a month of wearing dresses, but it is so much more. At its core, Dressember is an embracing of the inherent freedom of all people.
In 2013, Dressember took on new meaning: opposing the worldwide trafficking and exploitation of women. In its first year as a fundraising campaign, Dressember aligned with International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that works to rescue victims of slavery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of violent oppression. Those who participate in Dressember are supporting the abolition of modern day slavery. In 2015, the Dressember campaign added a second grant partner: The A21 Campaign.
In 2013, its first year of fundraising, Dressember had 1,233 registered participants in 32 countries across 6 continents who collectively raised over $165,000 USD. 100% of the funds raised in 2013 went directly to International Justice Mission.
In 2014, participation doubled, and the funds raised nearly tripled, at over $465,000 raised.
in 2015, we added a second grant partner, and over 4,600 women raised over $918,000.
IN 2016, WE RAISED JUST SHY OF $1.5 MILLION USD.