Interviews

A Conversation with Filmmaker Heidi Burkey

  • January 19, 2017

As an NGO that initially began as a film project and a documentary, The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project), has been in a unique position in being a part of the conversation and change in collective understanding about how to engage with difficult topics and underprivileged communities. Where before, NGOs and documentaries would show heart-wrenching tales and images to drive.

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Thoughts

17 ways to give more with your company in 2017

  • January 17, 2017

With each new year, we are given a new opportunity to make it better than the last. Even though it is the middle of January, it is never too late to plan the ways your company can be more involved in giving back to the community. Some of the best corporate giving campaigns are those that match your company’s skills.

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Interviews

The Role of Mental Health Services Before Trafficking Even Happens

  • January 12, 2017

It is widely understood that victims of trafficking and abuse would be in need of mental health care services to aid in restitution and rehabilitation. It probably comes with no stretch of the imagination that social workers in the anti-trafficking industry would also need support to handle the emotional toll of the work they do. What may not be obvious,.

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Interviews

Adrian Rowse – 2016 FREEDOM Award Recipient!

  • January 11, 2017

Every year, The Freedom Story recognizes an individual or couple for our FREEDOM Award. The FREEDOM Award Recipient is a person that advocates for The Freedom Story’s mission and cause, has proven to ‘own’ the mission or cause in their own way, proactively seeks opportunities to lead on our behalf, and has exhibited an ‘over and above’ financial investment in our work. In December, we have.

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News

Trafficking in the News: From the Close of 2016 & A Look Ahead

  • January 5, 2017

The news round up from the end of 2016 provides a useful foundation in looking forward to what’s in store for 2017. From Thailand’s economic sector, to America’s new President, to academic reports on the global state of trafficking, we have our agenda set for the new year. Here’s a look at trafficking, around the world: Thailand Thailand Shifts to.

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News

Changing Our Name to The Freedom Story: Your FAQs

  • January 3, 2017

Got some questions about our new name? Check out our FAQs here: Q1. Why did you change your name? Years ago we realized that the name “SOLD” didn’t convey the freedom and dignity that we as an organization seek for our students, our staff, and our donors. While the name was catchy — and definitely not bad — we’ve increasingly.

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News

Why Did We Change Our Name?

  • January 1, 2017

What do you think of when you hear the names Cleopatra, Monsanto, Syria, the United Nations? Maybe even more important, what do you feel? Names matter. In ancient times, people believed that when you knew someone’s name (or some spirit’s name) you had power over them. Today, whether with our family name, our nationality, our religious affiliation, or our sexuality,.

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Events

Happy Holidays from all of us!

  • December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays to you and yours, from all of us here at The SOLD Project! We send our deepest wishes that your holiday season will be filled with warmth, joy, love, comfort, and gratitude, and that as we turn towards 2017, your new year will be filled with hope and inspiration! We are so thankful for all of our staff, volunteers, students,.

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Thoughts

How Do You Encourage Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward?

  • December 14, 2016

This week, we have a special guest post from Brian Kent, an attorney who specializes in prosecuting cases involving sexual abuse. We’re happy to provide a space for him to share his experience and expertise, and hope that you will find this piece helpful and informative in encouraging you or someone you know who might be a victim of sexual.

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News

Where I Belong: Our New Video!

  • December 8, 2016

At The SOLD Project, we’ve been putting together a film project, and I’m happy to announce that it’s now live and ready to view! As you probably know by now, our students are selected for our program because they are at risk of being trafficked and sold for sex. Some of our students are highlighted as being at risk because they.

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