If you have ever been to Thailand or Southeast Asia in April then you are probably familiar with Songkran: the festival of water fights! April is the hottest month in Thailand (this year even breaking records) and to celebrate the Thai New Year people toss buckets, spray water guns, pump hoses and engage in massive water fights to cool off..
Big data, metadata, metrics, numbers, stats — these days measurement is king. When Andrew Forrest, one of Australia’s wealthiest men, decided to join the fight against modern slavery, Bill Gates’ advice to him was to find a way to measure it, because if you can’t, “it doesn’t exist.” Thus, the Global Slavery Index was born. We at the SOLD Project get.
The SOLD Project is excited to be named a Love in Action partner of evolve, a new purpose-driven, yoga-inspired fitness apparel company founded by our friend Jason Leon. With a mission of “transforming lives, one purchase at a time,” evolve seeks to inspire men and women to discover their best selves while making a social impact. Three pieces from evolve’s.
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.