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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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Human Trafficking: Questioning the Numbers

  • April 18, 2016

Big data, metadata, metrics, numbers, stats — these days measurement is king. When Andrew Forrest, one of Australia’s wealthiest men, decided to join the fight against modern slavery, Bill Gates’ advice to him was to find a way to measure it, because if you can’t, “it doesn’t exist.” Thus, the Global Slavery Index was born. We at the SOLD Project get.

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Cyber Trafficking: the Next Frontier

  • February 23, 2016

Northern Thai Officials Join an International Initiative to Counter Child Trafficking Online As people around the globe have become more connected digitally and more internet savvy, so too have traffickers, and law enforcement agencies, as well as anti-trafficking organizations, have needed to shift their efforts to keep pace. One of our partners, Boom Bean from the HUG Project, has been.

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The Case You Might Not Think to Watch out For

  • February 17, 2016

On paper, PiiChai might look like a success story. From small beginnings as the son of corn farmers, he is now in his third year of higher education studying at the College of Agriculture. He dreams of learning a foreign language like Korean so that he can go work abroad. But if you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll find layers.

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The One Thing You Need to Do to be Your Kid’s Hero

  • January 20, 2016

January is both Anti-Trafficking Month and National Mentoring Month, and at The SOLD Project we try to do both! We help children avoid exploitation by trying to make sure they feel like they always have someone they can turn to for help, for guidance, for support, and friendship. We try to model good and respectful behavior, of course, but also.

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The Gift of Giving for the Holidays

  • December 2, 2015

The holidays are almost upon us and if you’ve been considering ways to support the fight against child trafficking, the reduction of global injustice, or simply helping young children desperate for a chance to make the most of their dreams, now is a great time to do so. You can join in and give on your own behalf, or as.

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