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Our Impact in 2017

  • February 5, 2018

2017 was one of our best years yet, with so many exciting moments and accomplishments to share! Here are some of the highlights: We re-branded our work from The SOLD Project to “The Freedom Story” in solidarity with our values of Ethical Storytelling; Resources at our Pong Prae and Chiang Rai Resource Centers were accessed over 2,900 times by at.

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4 Days Left!

  • December 28, 2017

4 days left of 2017…and 4 days to help us reach our year end goal! Because of your support, we’re over halfway to our end-of-year goal. But we still need help in getting there. Curious about where your dollars go? Here are some examples: $30 provides mentorship for one student for one month $75 sponsors a family to attend a.

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Need A Gift Idea?

  • December 7, 2017

During this holiday season, give the gift of freedom to an at-risk child. It’s simple! Got a minimalist in your life? Is there someone who already has everything they want or need? Or a social justice warrior who would appreciate a gift that extends the giving? Then we have the perfect gift! You can give gifts like: Sponsor a legal training.

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Trafficking in the News: October

  • November 2, 2017

Here are some of the most recent events! A Huge FBI Operation Leads to Rescue of 84 Children and Arrest of 120 Traffickers The multi-state operation was part of the Lost National Initiative, which has been responsible for finding and identifying 6,500 children since its 2003 inception. Source: NBC News   Senate Panel to Vote on Online Sex-Trafficking Bill The.

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August & September in the News

  • September 28, 2017

We’ve had a few big items recently in the news about trafficking. Here’s the latest scoop: Thailand New Study Shows Trafficking Rampant in Thai Fishing Industry The International Justice Mission (IJM) has recently received a grant from the Walmart Foundation, along with funding from the U.S. Department of State, to study trafficking in the global seafood supply chain. Together with.

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What’s So Controversial About SESTA?

  • September 22, 2017

On Wednesday, September 19th, the U.S. Senate held its first hearing on a bill titled the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). SESTA aims to penalize online companies that enable the facilitation of online sex trafficking, such as the notorious Backpage.com, the online advertising website that accounted for 73% percent of cases of suspected child sex trafficking in the U.S..

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Introducing Ethical Storytelling

  • September 21, 2017

Ask someone who they are. They might tell you about their family, their home, their dreams, or their fears. They might tell you about where they grew up. Or the kind of work they do. Or all about their favorite sports and hobbies.  No matter where they start, unless they’re giving you the drabbest of information – I’m 5.7, of.

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Honoring Plah Chermue

  • September 7, 2017

One of our staff members, Plah Chermue, has been with us since The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) was in its infancy. She has played an instrumental role in shaping the organization, and helping it run as well as it has. Unfortunately, her time with us at The Freedom Story is coming to a close–and for good reason! We’re.

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Announcing Our 2017 Freedom Award Winner!

  • August 18, 2017

We’re so excited to share that Eugene Cho and One Day’s Wages are the recipient of this year’s Freedom Award! Here’s a word about them from our President, Rachel Goble: Years ago we applied for a grant from One Day’s Wages to fund our prevention awareness activities. As we continued to get to know them, and they us, a partnership.

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Help Us Raise $25K With Matching Funds From ODW!

  • August 17, 2017

This month we’ve been given a generous matching grant of $25,000 from an amazing organization: One Day’s Wages. Having seen our work on the ground in Thailand, they’re partnering with us to transform the lives of our beneficiaries there. We’re hoping to raise a total of $75,000! That’s a lot, but thanks to 80 of our close Bay Area friends.

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