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.
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.
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.
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,.
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,.
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.
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.
International law defines statelessness as a lack of citizenship. In Thailand, many people born near the borders of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, or in hill tribe villages lack documented citizenship and are therefore considered stateless. Without citizenship, they do not enjoy the same rights as others, even if they were born and have lived their entire lives in Thailand. As one might expect, this means they.
People have been quick to point out the irony in giving thanks for all we have on Thanksgiving, only to rush out to buy more on Black Friday. Well, there’s a new movement now: Giving Tuesday! Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, here’s an opportunity to give. It harnesses: “the generosity of people around the world to bring about real.
Let’s try a little thought experiment, shall we? Are you ready? Yes? Okay good. I want you to think back on a time that was one of the most CHALLENGING things you’ve ever been through. The hardest thing you’ve ever done. Something SO hard you weren’t sure you’d actually make it through to the other side. In fact, maybe you.