News

What Does Sustainability Really Mean?

  • March 9, 2017

A guest post by Shannon Griesser Sustainability is buzzword that is used quite often in the social impact world. But what does it really mean? I sat down with Seri and Freedom Story Sustainability Director Worn Donchai to get his perspective about what sustainability means and how it fits in with our work on Seri.  How do you define sustainability? For.

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Thoughts

Does Prevention Really Work?

  • March 2, 2017

Highlights from our Social Impact Assessment Over the past couple of years, we have been ramping up efforts to collect data to help examine whether our programs are having the positive impact we aim to achieve. We want to know to what extent our programs help keep at-risk students in school and help build the resilience and awareness necessary to.

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Thoughts

Climate Change And Child Trafficking

  • February 23, 2017

This post is part of a series called “Let’s Get Intersectional” where we highlight all the ways in which trafficking is related to other industries and areas of concern. From economic development to minority rights, mental health issues to terrorism, human trafficking affects and is affected by a wide variety of concerns—and to tackle one area means to grapple with.

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News

Early 2017 In the News

  • February 16, 2017

Thailand Thailand’ Efforts to Combat Trafficking Have Shown Marked Improvement There are several ways in which Thailand has ramped up counter trafficking efforts. “First of all, there is a clear instruction from the top echelon – a strong leadership. Second, there is enough budget to support all activity related to anti-human trafficking. Third, there is efficient coordination and follow-up by.

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Thoughts

Additional Benefits

  • February 9, 2017

Our mission has always been to help prevent the trafficking of children; however, our methods have always been about more than that. We aim to prevent trafficking by building both the inner and external resources children need to remain resilient in the face of hardship and to remain invulnerable when opportunists seek to take advantage. In that sense, the empowerment.

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Interviews

Prevention Through Prosecution

  • February 2, 2017

When I first started working with The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) over six years ago, the anti trafficking community looked very different from today. There were three separate sectors to combat trafficking: prevention (which is where we fit), intervention (typically understood as rescues and where law enforcement fit), and aftercare (rehabilitation services for victims). The different sectors had.

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Interviews

A Conversation with Filmmaker Heidi Burkey

  • January 19, 2017

As an NGO that initially began as a film project and a documentary, The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project), has been in a unique position in being a part of the conversation and change in collective understanding about how to engage with difficult topics and underprivileged communities. Where before, NGOs and documentaries would show heart-wrenching tales and images to drive.

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Thoughts

17 ways to give more with your company in 2017

  • January 17, 2017

With each new year, we are given a new opportunity to make it better than the last. Even though it is the middle of January, it is never too late to plan the ways your company can be more involved in giving back to the community. Some of the best corporate giving campaigns are those that match your company’s skills.

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Interviews

The Role of Mental Health Services Before Trafficking Even Happens

  • January 12, 2017

It is widely understood that victims of trafficking and abuse would be in need of mental health care services to aid in restitution and rehabilitation. It probably comes with no stretch of the imagination that social workers in the anti-trafficking industry would also need support to handle the emotional toll of the work they do. What may not be obvious,.

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Interviews

Adrian Rowse – 2016 FREEDOM Award Recipient!

  • January 11, 2017

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.

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