News

Trafficking in the News

  • November 10, 2016

Trends in the News on Trafficking We’re breaking with our traditional format of relating the news to highlight an interesting trend in reporting on the news about trafficking, especially in regards to Thailand/Southeast Asia. In the past few months, there has been a growing narrative on the relationship between trafficking, human rights norms, and international trade and cooperation. Increasingly, human.

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Interviews

Growing Leaders, Part II: Gung

  • November 3, 2016

Last week, we shared a highlight on Ketsara Thutsunti, an amazing local leader who has had an immeasurable impact on our students. Today, we’d like to spotlight one of the students who has been positively affected by Ketsara’s dedication to growing the next generation of leaders. In partnership with ECPAT, Ketsara has chosen a select number of scholarship kids who.

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News

Our Holiday Gift Catalog is Here!

  • November 1, 2016

We’re excited to unveil our first ever holiday gift catalog, filled with easy ways to prevent child exploitation and trafficking while giving to the ones you love. With each gift you purchase, we will mail a FREE gift card to your recipient, announcing you have made a generous gift in their honor. During this holiday season, give the gift of.

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Interviews

Growing Leaders, Part I: Ketsara

  • October 27, 2016

This month, we would like to shine a light on a great leader here at The SOLD Project: Ketsara Thutsunti. I have known Ketsara for the year that I have been involved with The SOLD Project, and every day I am blown away by her compassion, work ethic, leadership, and the daily impact that she has on the children here..

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News

With Thailand, We Mourn

  • October 15, 2016

It is difficult to express what the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej means to Thailand and its people. I have been trying to find an analog in Western culture and history, and with perhaps the exception of Princess Diana or possibly President John F. Kennedy, I find myself coming up short. Even those examples pale in comparison, as.

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Thoughts

Corporate Social Responsibility is More than Writing a Check

  • October 13, 2016

Giving to charities is on a decline. Corporate contributions, especially, have declined from a high of 2.1 percent at its peak in 1986 to just around 0.8 percent in 2012. It’s understandable. With every transaction scrutinized, traditional corporate philanthropy is considered an inappropriate use of funds. And yet, the demand for socially responsible companies grows. In fact: 90% of U.S..

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Thoughts

The Intersection Between Parenting, Resilience, and Trafficking Prevention

  • October 6, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Photo credit: Szefei/Shutterstock When I became pregnant almost 4 years ago, my response to impending parenthood was to do research–lots of it. I read articles and books on all aspects of parenting that I could get my hands on, and being a political scientist, I even hoarded research on political development related to parenting. Motherhood, for me,.

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News

Last Month, Today: The News from August and September

  • September 29, 2016

LOCAL California is decriminalizing prostitution for minors who are victims of trafficking. Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law several bills designed to better protect young trafficking victims by preventing disclosure of their personal details, providing victims’ services to trafficking witnesses, and allowing testimony through closed-circuit televisions in court. However, some of the bills were highly controversial, including ones to allow human.

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Thoughts

10 Ways To Be a Better Ally

  • September 22, 2016

Anyone can be an ally in the fight to end child trafficking and exploitation. Our staff, whether paid or volunteer, range from counselors, mentors, and educators, to managers, farmers, marketers, writers, researchers, photographers, and filmmakers. People who support us include donors giving to our students and programs, fellow activists in the field, people in related industries, and of course, like-minded,.

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Interviews

Meet a Volunteer: An Interview With Nate Quick

  • September 15, 2016

Experts & Activists Nate Quick is a counselor at an international Christian school in Hong Kong, who teaches a class on spiritual disciplines, works on student leadership development, and leads spiritual retreats and service projects. He has made multiple trips to visit The SOLD Project, and recently, he brought a group of 24 students from his secondary school to come see.

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