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The Intersection Between Parenting, Resilience, and Trafficking Prevention

  • October 6, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Photo credit: Szefei/Shutterstock When I became pregnant almost 4 years ago, my response to impending parenthood was to do research–lots of it. I read articles and books on all aspects of parenting that I could get my hands on, and being a political scientist, I even hoarded research on political development related to parenting. Motherhood, for me,.

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10 Ways To Be a Better Ally

  • September 22, 2016

Anyone can be an ally in the fight to end child trafficking and exploitation. Our staff, whether paid or volunteer, range from counselors, mentors, and educators, to managers, farmers, marketers, writers, researchers, photographers, and filmmakers. People who support us include donors giving to our students and programs, fellow activists in the field, people in related industries, and of course, like-minded,.

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1500 Trees: The Importance of Sustainability

  • September 7, 2016

Fifteen hundred trees. It’s a massive undertaking, but over 60 volunteers—students and local community members—showed up to join in the effort to reforest the area. The trees had been donated by the Department of Forestry to plant on organic farmland that a local Thai celebrity gave permission for us to use. Everyone young and old traversed the land to get.

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How is Congress Doing in the Fight Against Human Trafficking?

  • September 1, 2016

You might have noticed an important U.S. election is coming up in just a couple of months. Presidential politics aside, a big part of the action lies with Congress. How do our Congressional leaders stack up in the fight against human trafficking? Join us here for a quick inside look!   Embed from Getty Images Senators such as John McCain,.

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If You Care About LGBTQ Rights…

  • August 25, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Do you ever feel alone in your commitment to social justice and ending child exploitation? Here at The SOLD Project we want to talk about how ending child slavery is not just for freedom activists, but how it’s also an issue that should interest and invite involvement from a wide range of other sectors in society. We’re.

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How to Market as a Nonprofit

  • August 16, 2016

Marketing can be a scary, even dirty, word in the nonprofit world. But good marketing is nothing more than engaging your audience in an authentic way. Your organization’s goals are to make a difference in the world–your marketing goals are to bring people along with you. Nonprofits generally don’t have a lot of money or resources to focus on a.

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Should Sex Work Be Legal?

  • August 11, 2016

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock/EdOnly The debate over the legalization of prostitution and how it affects trafficking The debate over the legalization of prostitution is inextricably linked with the prevalence of sex trafficking. Many believe that decriminalizing sex work will improve the current state of sex trafficking and the conditions for sex workers, arguing that moving the sex trade above board.

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Why Is Homeland Security Chasing Pedophiles?

  • August 2, 2016

Reporting From the Field I recently had the privilege of attending a conference where one of our partner organizations, Thai law enforcement, representatives from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and staffers of U.S. Congressional members committed to fighting trafficking all participated. In the meeting, law enforcement officials briefed the Congressional staffers on their most recent counter-trafficking efforts and.

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Why We Need to Involve Other Industries as Allies

  • July 14, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Do you ever feel alone in your commitment to social justice and ending child exploitation? Here at The SOLD Project we want to talk about how ending child slavery is not just for freedom activists, but how it’s also an issue that should interest and invite involvement from a wide range of other sectors in society. We’re.

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These Are People. Not Stories to be Sold.

  • June 28, 2016

Our President, Rachel Goble, recently wrote a piece on the Huffington Post. We are reprinting it here for your view. You can find the original article here. The anti-trafficking world turned 15 this year (by definition), and it seems like we’re starting to, well, act 15 as well. Stories of deceit, of trickery, of allowing white lies to grow into.

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