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Thoughts

First Heroes

  • April 22, 2015

Who was your first hero? First Heroes are often a parent, care giver, grandparent, relative, or someone else you consider family. They are special people who give you love, care, and protection. They make you feel loved and safe. They often become the person you turn to for advice or inspiration; they encourage you as you face challenges in life.

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Why We Need a Public Health Campaign Against Trafficking

  • March 30, 2015

News article Human trafficking, modern day slavery, sexual servitude, and the transnational abuses of humans have been on the public agenda of many governments and law enforcement agencies for well over a decade—and yet, what has come of it? Despite growing attention to the problem, we haven’t really seen an accompanying decrease in human trafficking globally. This means we need.

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How’s Their Story Going to End?

  • March 23, 2015

A guest post by Christine Rose, SOLD Project Bay Area Representative and Volunteer. Don’t you hate predictable endings? None of us enjoy a movie where the plot has no imagination, the characters progress as expected, or the outcome is as anticipated. We love plot twists, surprise endings, and dramatic interventions that rescue, transform, and redeem. We love stories that create.

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Seasons of Smoke and the Collective Damage

  • March 15, 2015

From the Field Every year from around February through April, farmers in South East Asian countries start burning through brush—it’s an effective way to fertilize the soil for the growth of mushrooms that they can then harvest and sell. For many of the poorest farmers, however, it is an important portion of their yearly income. But there is an incredibly.

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The Questions We Raise

  • February 25, 2015

Thai Voice We are pleased to introduce a new blog category, “Thai Voices”! In this category of posts, we’ll be hearing from the leaders facing the issues on the ground in Thailand. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to hear their perspective, which hopefully will help provide some deeper insight into the subtleties and complexities of the situations that.

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Mae Baans: One way trafficking happens

  • February 12, 2015

From the Field On my personal website I’ve been documenting my efforts to find a nanny to help out with my son here in Thailand, and I’ve mentioned that we are going through an agency that helps place mae baans (literally “house moms” – a term for housekeepers & nannies) with houses needing their services. Yesterday, in a meeting with the.

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Resolutions

  • January 25, 2015

From the Field The beginning of the year is a favored time to look ahead and envision what you’d like to accomplish in the year ahead. Here at SOLD, we’re also taking a look at what goals we’d like to set for us as an organization. We asked Rachel Goble, our President, to share what she hopes to accomplish in.

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A Year End Meditation: On Race, Both Here and There

  • December 30, 2014

From the Field When you’re committed to social justice, it matters not where you are or what issue you are most involved with, you fight and cry for justice every where. Though our work is in the remotest villages of Thailand, part of our hearts still smolder and mourn for the injustices found on the streets at home. When we.

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3 Ways to Give the Gift of Social Justice

  • November 29, 2014

Looking for ways to incorporate the gift of freedom into your giving this year? Whether you’re on the hunt for gifts for your social justice minded friends and family, or you want to find ways to share your love of The SOLD Project with your loved ones, we have three great options to get you started! (Images are links to.

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