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Trafficking in the News: From the Close of 2016 & A Look Ahead

  • January 5, 2017

The news round up from the end of 2016 provides a useful foundation in looking forward to what’s in store for 2017. From Thailand’s economic sector, to America’s new President, to academic reports on the global state of trafficking, we have our agenda set for the new year. Here’s a look at trafficking, around the world: Thailand Thailand Shifts to.

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Changing Our Name to The Freedom Story: Your FAQs

  • January 3, 2017

Got some questions about our new name? Check out our FAQs here: Q1. Why did you change your name? Years ago we realized that the name “SOLD” didn’t convey the freedom and dignity that we as an organization seek for our students, our staff, and our donors. While the name was catchy — and definitely not bad — we’ve increasingly.

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Why Did We Change Our Name?

  • January 1, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the names Cleopatra, Monsanto, Syria, the United Nations? Maybe even more important, what do you feel? Names matter. In ancient times, people believed that when you knew someone’s name (or some spirit’s name) you had power over them. Today, whether with our family name, our nationality, our religious affiliation, or our sexuality,.

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Where I Belong: Our New Video!

  • December 8, 2016

At The SOLD Project, we’ve been putting together a film project, and I’m happy to announce that it’s now live and ready to view! As you probably know by now, our students are selected for our program because they are at risk of being trafficked and sold for sex. Some of our students are highlighted as being at risk because they.

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Trafficking in the News

  • November 10, 2016

Trends in the News on Trafficking We’re breaking with our traditional format of relating the news to highlight an interesting trend in reporting on the news about trafficking, especially in regards to Thailand/Southeast Asia. In the past few months, there has been a growing narrative on the relationship between trafficking, human rights norms, and international trade and cooperation. Increasingly, human.

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Our Holiday Gift Catalog is Here!

  • November 1, 2016

We’re excited to unveil our first ever holiday gift catalog, filled with easy ways to prevent child exploitation and trafficking while giving to the ones you love. With each gift you purchase, we will mail a FREE gift card to your recipient, announcing you have made a generous gift in their honor. During this holiday season, give the gift of.

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With Thailand, We Mourn

  • October 15, 2016

It is difficult to express what the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej means to Thailand and its people. I have been trying to find an analog in Western culture and history, and with perhaps the exception of Princess Diana or possibly President John F. Kennedy, I find myself coming up short. Even those examples pale in comparison, as.

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Last Month, Today: The News from August and September

  • September 29, 2016

LOCAL California is decriminalizing prostitution for minors who are victims of trafficking. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law several bills designed to better protect young trafficking victims by preventing disclosure of their personal details, providing victims’ services to trafficking witnesses, and allowing testimony through closed-circuit televisions in court. However, some of the bills were highly controversial, including ones to allow human.

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Last Month, Today: The News in July

  • August 18, 2016

LOCAL Ad Campaign Reveals ‘Ugly Truth’ About Trafficking in U.S. In July, the San Diego District Attorney’s Office launched a new ad campaign directed at debunking myths about sex trafficking. These billboards can be found around the city, and even at popular sports events where the information is projected onto buildings. These posters say, “The Prostitution Myth: Sex trafficking? Not.

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Anne Hathaway Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women

  • July 21, 2016

Anne Hathaway has recently been appointed as the UN’s newest Goodwill Ambassador for women, following in the footsteps of other female celebrities such as Angelina Jolie Pitt, who served as an advocate for refugees on displacement issues, Nicole Kidman, who helped bring a spotlight on violence against women, and Emma Watson, who helped start the HeforShe campaign in her role.

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