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Our Partner: the HUG Project

  • February 28, 2016

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.

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Crackdown on Trafficking in Seafood Industry

  • February 2, 2016

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.

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National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Month

  • January 10, 2016

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.

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Phase 1 Fully Funded

  • January 2, 2016

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.

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Presenting our 2015 Freedom Award Winner: Trevor Cecil

  • December 23, 2015

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.

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In the News: FBI Catches Buyers in the Act News Article

  • December 14, 2015

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.

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Great Non Profit Award

  • November 3, 2015

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.

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SOLD Australia – The Next Chapter

  • November 3, 2015

A guest post by SOLD staff member, Cameron Allen After being a part of The SOLD Project in many different ways over the past five years, I have finally held some discussions and a fundraising event with some of my friends and family to spread the word about this great organisation. The incredible news is…They have responded. Personally I have.

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Protests around the world
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Protests around the world

  • October 20, 2015

Hundreds of women gathered in major cities throughout Germany, from Berlin to Cologne, clad in black and walking in silence to demonstrate their support for the voiceless. They marched in protest of human trafficking, as Germany fights the phenomenon. Find out more about their protest, and how people in other parts of the world join us in the fight to.

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Light shed on the global fishing industry
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Light shed on the global fishing industry

  • September 23, 2015

In the fight against human trafficking and slavery, journalists have lately been shedding a glaring spotlight on the abuses and practices surrounding the global fishing industry and trade. What happens in one region does not exist there alone. It spreads across oceans and continents, making so many more people culpable and unwitting participants in the cruelty. Last year, The Guardian.

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