Category Archives for : Interviews
A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Can you imagine if you didn’t have documentation for the country where you were born? Imagine if you didn’t have citizenship and therefore you were limited in where you could travel, what you could study, what job you could pursue. You are a child with dreams to study to become a doctor or lawyer, but.
An interview with Pastor Eugene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages When we talk about child sex trafficking and try to raise awareness and concern to combat the problem, a current underlying the conversation swirls around notions of worthiness: a conversation about who “deserves” help. It’s an assumption underpinning the delineation between child and adult sex workers, that children are.
A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Recently, we published a blog post on the connection between mental health and prevention in which Amm Chutima, a professional in the field of counseling and holistic care in Thailand, outlined the major challenges to adequate care in mental health. One of the biggest challenges she mentioned counselors and psychologists face in Thailand is the prejudice against.
We think about ethics in written journalism, but how often do we think about ethics in photography? Whether novice or pro, thoughtful photography involves sensitivity to the ethical impact of photographers’ artistic choices. Kevin Kubota and Benjamin Edwards, two professional photographers who have done significant work photographing for humanitarian causes and teach workshops on the topic, graciously sat down with.
When I first started working with The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) over six years ago, the anti trafficking community looked very different from today. There were three separate sectors to combat trafficking: prevention (which is where we fit), intervention (typically understood as rescues and where law enforcement fit), and aftercare (rehabilitation services for victims). The different sectors had.
As an NGO that initially began as a film project and a documentary, The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project), has been in a unique position in being a part of the conversation and change in collective understanding about how to engage with difficult topics and underprivileged communities. Where before, NGOs and documentaries would show heart-wrenching tales and images to drive.
It is widely understood that victims of trafficking and abuse would be in need of mental health care services to aid in restitution and rehabilitation. It probably comes with no stretch of the imagination that social workers in the anti-trafficking industry would also need support to handle the emotional toll of the work they do. What may not be obvious,.
Every year, The Freedom Story recognizes an individual or couple for our FREEDOM Award. The FREEDOM Award Recipient is a person that advocates for The Freedom Story’s mission and cause, has proven to ‘own’ the mission or cause in their own way, proactively seeks opportunities to lead on our behalf, and has exhibited an ‘over and above’ financial investment in our work. In December, we have.
International law defines statelessness as a lack of citizenship. In Thailand, many people born near the borders of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, or in hill tribe villages lack documented citizenship and are therefore considered stateless. Without citizenship, they do not enjoy the same rights as others, even if they were born and have lived their entire lives in Thailand. As one might expect, this means they.
Last week, we shared a highlight on Ketsara Thutsunti, an amazing local leader who has had an immeasurable impact on our students. Today, we’d like to spotlight one of the students who has been positively affected by Ketsara’s dedication to growing the next generation of leaders. In partnership with ECPAT, Ketsara has chosen a select number of scholarship kids who.