When people think of poverty, trauma is not always the first problem that comes to mind. However, research has repeatedly shown that the two are often related: that in poverty, often comes abuse of various kinds (alcohol, drugs, physical, emotional, sexual), stress that is detrimental to children’s brain growth and development, and fewer layers of protection against the worst circumstances.
Did You Know…? that 47% of 15-year-olds attending village schools in Thailand are functionally illiterate? While Thailand continues to grow in productivity and opportunity, certain regions like the North and Northeast continue to lag behind in productivity. One of the biggest shames is that even when kids are in school, they don’t always receive the level of quality in education.
Did you know… …that there are people in this world who do not have citizenship in any country? For most of us, citizenship is never a question. It is something we are entitled to by birth, and from birth, we enjoy all the benefits the state provides: access to health care, education, the right to hold a legal job, licenses.
In our news roundups over the past year or so, we’ve been able to highlight some of the fantastic efforts by other industries who have stepped up to join the fight against human trafficking. While pulling together the news for this month’s roundup, a very clear trend emerged: the fruits of those efforts. From industries ranging from airlines, to schools,.
Dan Olson, who has served on our team as a writer and researcher since October 2015, is moving onto a new position as Director of Content at Reflektion. He has done outstanding work with us, most notably with all the research, planning, analysis, writing and promotion of our Social Impact Assessment, without which we wouldn’t have such clear indicators of the.
The link between sustainable farming and the prevention of child trafficking is probably not immediately apparent. It’s definitely not as sexy as live-tweeting a brothel raid. But throughout the last nine years of our grassroots work in vulnerable communities in Northern Thailand, we’ve come to see how essential it is. Poverty, Risk, and a Lever for Change When it.
2017 was one of our best years yet, with so many exciting moments and accomplishments to share! Here are some of the highlights: We re-branded our work from The SOLD Project to “The Freedom Story” in solidarity with our values of Ethical Storytelling; Resources at our Pong Prae and Chiang Rai Resource Centers were accessed over 2,900 times by at.
A member of our Thai staff, Lux, recently conducted a half-day training on depression for students at the Pong Phrae Resource Center. She opened by showing pictures of famous people worldwide who have had depression, shared about her personal experience of her friend having depression, and discussed how her friend received help by talking about their condition and getting the support they needed. She went on to explain.
Lin* is a 13-year-old boy who looks more like the age of 10. When one of our staff asked him how his scholarship helps support his dreams, he said: “It helps me to eat whatever I want to eat when I’m hungry.” At first our staff member thought it was the typical teenage boy appetite talking, until she was informed.
In honor of the week of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, it seems appropriate to shine a more direct light on the ways in which racism intersects with the trafficking in humans. Just as monetizing human beings on the basis of skin and origin defined the slave trade centuries ago, so too does it inform and mold modern day slavery..