Thailand made headlines last year when mass graves were found holding victims of human trafficking. The investigation led to the discovery of a vast network of those complicit, including government officials. This month marks the beginning of the monumental trial, in which 92 defendants are being tried for their alleged responsibility in perpetuating trafficking of humans and abuse. The first.
Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit. He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice, and is the planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church in Bend, Oregon. Also, we’re proud to say, he’s one of The SOLD Project’s board members. We at SOLD.
You may recall from our earlier post last week that we are partners with a local Thai organization called the Hug Project, and that we have close ties with its founder Boom Bean. We’d like to tell you more about this project, which has been a fabulous advocate for children in the fight against child exploitation. HUG was founded in.
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.
Thailand has issued a serious crackdown on trafficking in the seafood industry, resulting in over 100 arrests of people suspected of labor abuses and trafficking, and in the release of approximately 130 presumed victims in vessels and factories. These results are the efforts of a task force that had been set up to investigate 36 cases–more than double the efforts.
As we open the New Year, we’ve asked our President, Rachel Goble, to share some thoughts with us reflecting on the past year and looking forward. We asked her a few questions and she graciously responded. Please join us in conversation as we continue to hold steadfast in our mission to end the trafficking of children! JK: Rachel, would you.
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.
Monday, January 11 marks National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, as part of a month-long U.S. nationwide campaign, by Presidential Proclamation, to raise awareness about how to prevent or reduce trafficking and the conditions that foster it, shed light on the victims of modern slavery, and show a renewed commitment to bringing perpetrators to justice so that all human beings may.
What better way to begin a new year than with the announcement that Phase One of building a City Center in Chiang Rai has been FULLY FUNDED! Thanks to the generous support of everyone who participated in our One Day’s Wages campaign, we are able to expand SOLD’s reach into the city of Chiang Rai, making it possible for us.