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The SOLD Project is excited to be named a Love in Action partner of evolve, a new purpose-driven, yoga-inspired fitness apparel company founded by our friend Jason Leon. With a mission of “transforming lives, one purchase at a time,” evolve seeks to inspire men and women to discover their best selves while making a social impact. Three pieces from evolve’s.
Thailand made headlines last year when mass graves were found holding victims of human trafficking. The investigation led to the discovery of a vast network of those complicit, including government officials. This month marks the beginning of the monumental trial, in which 92 defendants are being tried for their alleged responsibility in perpetuating trafficking of humans and abuse. The first.
Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit. He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice, and is the planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon. Also, we’re proud to say, he’s one of The SOLD Project’s board members. We at SOLD.
You may recall from our earlier post last week that we are partners with a local Thai organization called the Hug Project, and that we have close ties with its founder Boom Bean. We’d like to tell you more about this project, which has been a fabulous advocate for children in the fight against child exploitation. HUG was founded in.
Thailand has issued a serious crackdown on trafficking in the seafood industry, resulting in over 100 arrests of people suspected of labor abuses and trafficking, and in the release of approximately 130 presumed victims in vessels and factories. These results are the efforts of a task force that had been set up to investigate 36 cases–more than double the efforts.
Monday, January 11 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, as part of a month-long U.S. nationwide campaign, by Presidential Proclamation, to raise awareness about how to prevent or reduce trafficking and the conditions that foster it, shed light on the victims of modern slavery, and show a renewed commitment to bringing perpetrators to justice so that all human beings may.
What better way to begin a new year than with the announcement that Phase One of building a City Center in Chiang Rai has been FULLY FUNDED! Thanks to the generous support of everyone who participated in our One Day’s Wages campaign, we are able to expand SOLD’s reach into the city of Chiang Rai, making it possible for us.
At our End of the Year Gala we presented Trevor Cecil with the 2015 FREEDOM Award. The FREEDOM Award Recipients are people who advocate for the mission and cause of SOLD, who have proven to “own” the mission or cause in their own way, proactively seek opportunities and leads for SOLD, and/or who have exhibited an over and above financial.
While conducting an international human trafficking investigation, FBI agents discovered American men who were attempting to purchase women from Asia who they knew to be taken against their will to serve as sex and domestic slaves. The operation began with an online ad originating out of Malaysia that offered kidnapped women for sale. The ad turned out to be a.
The SOLD Project is excited to announce that we’ve been honored with the 2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit Award by GreatNonprofits! GreatNonprofits is one of the leading providers of user reviews of nonprofit organizations. The award is bestowed based on the large number of positive reviews given by volunteers, donors, and clients. As one reviewer said about The SOLD Project, “I interned.