News

Trafficking in the News: From the Close of 2016 & A Look Ahead

  • January 5, 2017

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.

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Changing Our Name to The Freedom Story: Your FAQs

  • January 3, 2017

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.

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News

Why Did We Change Our Name?

  • January 1, 2017

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,.

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Events

Happy Holidays from all of us!

  • December 22, 2016

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,.

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Thoughts

How Do You Encourage Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward?

  • December 14, 2016

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.

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News

Where I Belong: Our New Video!

  • December 8, 2016

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.

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Interviews

Field Report: A Special Trip for Kids Who Can’t Travel

  • December 1, 2016

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.

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Events

Save The Date: Giving Tuesday

  • November 24, 2016

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.

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Thoughts

What Does Resilience Mean to You?

  • November 17, 2016

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.

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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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