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Because She Wanted to Give Children a Chance

  • April 23, 2018
When Boonta was in sixth grade, she was the only one in her class who managed to meet the requirements to pass on to secondary school—a common occurrence in small Thai villages where emphasis is placed on finding work as soon as possible, rather than on completing education. Even as a young girl, Boonta saw that this pattern caused great.
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Determined to Follow Her Dream

  • April 16, 2018
Nan’s story begins when she was 12 days old. Her parents left Northern Thailand and moved to Bangkok to find work, leaving Nan to be raised by her paternal grandparents. At age 21, Nan is now the oldest of four children, with a younger sister in 12th grade, a brother in 6th and youngest brother in kindergarten. Because her entire.
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The Link Between Elephants and Human Trafficking

  • March 22, 2018

One of the most beloved activities for tourists traveling in Thailand is to ride on elephants. The camps offer fun interactions like watching elephants paint, feeding bananas to baby elephants, and mini treks through the jungle. People are likely familiar with the criticisms environmental and animal-friendly folk level toward these camps for the maltreatment of elephants—but what these critics almost.

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The Interconnectedness of Human Trafficking

  • February 15, 2018

Dan Olson, who has served on our team as a writer and researcher since October 2015, is moving onto a new position as Director of Content at Reflektion. He has done outstanding work with us, most notably with all the research, planning, analysis, writing and promotion of our Social Impact Assessment, without which we wouldn’t have such clear indicators of the.

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Prevention is a Process

  • November 22, 2017

Ratana describes her self as “happy, maybe overly happy, and bubbly.” She is a 19 year old student, full of confidence and excited about her future. She has been studying at Chiang Mai University, one of the best universities in Thailand, for about a month. However, she hasn’t always been this way. As a child, Ratana was shy and introverted..

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Impunity and Risk in a Culture of Toxic Masculinity

  • October 26, 2017

It’s Everywhere Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or taking a break from media, an important practice for maintaining sanity these days), you’ve probably heard of Harvey Weinstein. Co-founder, with his brother Bob, of Miramax, Weinstein was a major Hollywood player for years, producing huge films, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and hit tv shows, such.

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In Gratitude to Lisa

  • September 14, 2017

About two years ago, Lisa Winterfeldt offered to volunteer with The Freedom Story, and in doing so, created a new and vital role in our organization. She served as International Liaison, the link between our two offices, helping facilitate communication across the globe. She has been instrumental not only in her function as ambassador between two offices (and thus two.

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Meet the Newest Member of our Team!

  • August 3, 2017

Lucy McCray, our new International Liaison, helps coordinate communication between our U.S. and Thailand based offices. Based in Chiang Rai, she first heard of trafficking issues in 2008, and started off volunteering with various anti-trafficking organizations soon after. In 2013 she did an internship with International Justice Mission at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Discovering how much she enjoyed working.

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Stories That Mean Something

  • July 20, 2017

Ever since I read Justin Dillon’s book A Selfish Plan to Change the World, I’ve been struck by this quote: “When some charity organizations use desperation to convince us to give, they miss the full potential of who we are by focusing only on our potential donation…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel needed beyond my donation..

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Program Highlight: A Cultural Exchange

  • July 13, 2017

Last year, the Lange family generously opened up their home for one of our students to stay for a week. For Boonta, one of our university students who hopes to study in the US and one day teach English to others in her village, it was an opportunity to practice her English speaking skills and gain exposure to a different.

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