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.
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.
“The hardest steps are the first ones. As we begin to move, we find community.” – Shane Claiborne Last week, The SOLD Project was honored to host an event with activist, peacemaker, and writer Shane Claiborne. With his 2006 publication, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical, Shane introduced some of the countercultural heroes of Christianity’s radical legacy to many.
Summertime is one of our favorite seasons here at SOLD. Not only do we enjoy the extended sunlight and balmy evenings, but we also get to host fun events that make joining the fight against human trafficking and child sexual exploitation as easy as watching a movie in a vineyard or drinking a beer with activist and author Sean Claiborne..
Anne Hathaway has recently been appointed as the UN’s newest Goodwill Ambassador for women, following in the footsteps of other female celebrities such as Angelina Jolie Pitt, who served as an advocate for refugees on displacement issues, Nicole Kidman, who helped bring a spotlight on violence against women, and Emma Watson, who helped start the HeforShe campaign in her role.
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.
Like everything else on this rotating spaceship that we call planet earth, human trafficking continues to morph and change: traffickers adapt tactics, governments and NGOs revise approaches, researchers refine definitions. To combat this epidemic, it’s important that we keep up to date. Near the beginning of each month, The SOLD Project will highlight five to ten of the most recent.
Here is the short film created by Matthew Evearitt and Greg Steward One of our amazing summer interns, Madelynn Emmerich, interviewed Matthew Evearitt and Greg Steward to get a behind-the-scenes look at the spoken word video they produced for SOLD this year. Check out the interview below to learn more about the creative process, the challenges they faced and what.
Last year, Chab Dai, a faith-based anti-trafficking organization based in Cambodia, released a study on the impact of short-term volunteers, both on their own lives and on the organizations they volunteered with. The findings, based on a literature review, surveys of thirty two volunteers, and interviews with sixteen non-profit leaders, provide an enlightening glimpse into the phenomenon of volunteering. Posited within the.
Following the crisis of Rohingya refugees being trafficking through Thailand from countries like Myanmar and Bangladesh, the Thai government has issued a major investigation into and a crackdown on trafficking camps found along the Thai-Malaysian border. According to Reuters, seven camps and 139 graves containing the remains of migrants had been found after a thorough investigation, and the camps have since.