If there’s one thing the anti-trafficking world lacks, it’s reliable data. Good data would help us understand the scope of the epidemic; the shared characteristics of victims, survivors, and perpetrators; the impact of our interventions; and more. The challenge in gathering trustworthy data is part of what makes human trafficking possible in the first place – its invisibility. As human.
Guest post by Sydney Boral As the intern for The Freedom Story, I come to work armed with my laptop, my handwritten to-do list, and my wonderful sense of humor. I come into the office three times a week to work alongside our president, Rachel, as well as Dan and Alaynah, our US Team. However, our “team” is constantly evolving.
We’re so excited to share that Eugene Cho and One Day’s Wages are the recipient of this year’s Freedom Award! Here’s a word about them from our President, Rachel Goble: Years ago we applied for a grant from One Day’s Wages to fund our prevention awareness activities. As we continued to get to know them, and they us, a partnership.
This month we’ve been given a generous matching grant of $25,000 from an amazing organization: One Day’s Wages. Having seen our work on the ground in Thailand, they’re partnering with us to transform the lives of our beneficiaries there. We’re hoping to raise a total of $75,000! That’s a lot, but thanks to 80 of our close Bay Area friends.
This post is part of a series on intersectionality, or how child trafficking intersects with other industries and areas of concern. In this post, we discuss why reframing trafficking as a public health concern can help us see new ways–and other potential new advocates–to tackle the problem. Why Legal Approaches Are Not Enough When governments and international organizations turned their.
Lucy McCray, our new International Liaison, helps coordinate communication between our U.S. and Thailand based offices. Based in Chiang Rai, she first heard of trafficking issues in 2008, and started off volunteering with various anti-trafficking organizations soon after. In 2013 she did an internship with International Justice Mission at their headquarters in Washington, DC. Discovering how much she enjoyed working.
While the weeks after the November 2016 election saw an unprecedented surge in charitable donations (see here, here, and here), charitable giving had already been on the rise. For those who are new to charitable giving, the sheer number of causes can be overwhelming. Once you’ve decided what cause you want to support, you still need to decide on the.
Ever since I read Justin Dillon’s book A Selfish Plan to Change the World, I’ve been struck by this quote: “When some charity organizations use desperation to convince us to give, they miss the full potential of who we are by focusing only on our potential donation…. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to want to feel needed beyond my donation..
Last year, the Lange family generously opened up their home for one of our students to stay for a week. For Boonta, one of our university students who hopes to study in the US and one day teach English to others in her village, it was an opportunity to practice her English speaking skills and gain exposure to a different.
How was your 4th of July celebration? Did you enjoy BBQs, parades, and fireworks with family and friends to honor American Independence? Were there any more somber moments to reflect on our history and what freedom means for our country, or for our people? Let us reflect on two quotes from former American Presidents in honor of our Independence: “Liberty.