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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 always found it a little difficult to ask people.
A guest post by SOLD’s intern, Bunty Drewitt, reflecting on what she has learned during her tenure with us. As I approach the last days of my internship at SOLD, I have begun to reflect on my work here and draw some conclusions. My main assignment at SOLD was to help SOLD prepare to enter the research world of human.
Dream is aptly named, for among our students, she is the one who has dared to dream the biggest. When I first started working with SOLD in 2011, I asked all the students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Almost all of them said either teacher or nurse, and the lack of variety in their response showed.
Photo credit: szefei/Shutterstock Imagine you are a subsistence level farmer living in a rural village more than an hour’s drive away from the nearest city of any notable size. You grow tamarind and collect recyclables to sell on the side for the money to buy a few more meals. You have less than six years of schooling, which is more.
While poverty, lack of education, lack of citizenship status, and other aspects of family history are among the most important “hard” reasons why trafficking happens and to whom, a culture of undervaluing women is often cited as one of the most important “soft” reasons — and thus one of the most amorphous, difficult to pin down, and resistant to change..