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When Zoey, one of our volunteers, mentioned last July how quickly the kids participated in her activities, it first caught my attention. As the year progressed, I began to see more and more how lively and free the kids were becoming, but it wasn’t until the Christmas party–when a quiet 17-year-old sang two songs in English by herself in front.
Big news for The SOLD Project! We’re featured in the news! The Bangkok Post featured a video and article showing part of what The SOLD Project does, and in some of our kids’ own words, what being a part of SOLD means for them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHORT VIDEO AND READ THE ARTICLE. This is such big news.
If you follow us on Facebook, you might have picked up hints that The SOLD Project is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a couple new film projects. We have two new films in the works. One is meant to be a short inspirational video. The other will share a couple of our students’ stories, and provide updates to show.
Big news came last week, as the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) has passed both houses of Congress and is on its way to President Obama’s desk, where it is expected to be signed forthwith. The TVPRA, which is an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act, reauthorizes key federal anti-trafficking programs for the next four years, funding law.
The 2012 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons released December 12, 2012 by UNODC has revealed that 27 per cent of all detected human trafficking victims between 2007 and 2010 are children, up 7 per cent from the period 2003 to 2006. In South Asia, East Asia, and the Pacific, 39 per cent of all victims are children. Also worrying.
At last! On February 12, the U.S. Senate finally passed the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act. Originally made law in 2000, this Act has been the foundation for all U.S. anti-trafficking efforts at home and abroad, extending protections to millions affected by the global slave trade and empowering enforcers to prosecute traffickers and help prevent these crimes from occurring. The.
Watch Obama’s speech about human trafficking at the Clinton Global Initiative here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuMk-JGcPUQ I don’t know if you had a chance to tune in to President Obama’s remarks on human trafficking to the CGI on Tuesday, but he was fantastic. Former PresidentClinton gave some wonderful closing remarks as well, which I went back and transcribed (see attached). That same day,.
Back in November, we shared about an incredible opportunity we had to compete in The 2nd Annual Girl Effect Challenge, and hundreds of you turned out to participate. Well, the results are in and it’s official: YOU’RE THE BEST SUPPORTERS EVER!! Also, The SOLD Project is part of The Girl Effect for 2013. : ) Here’s what you accomplished: 660.