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Human Trafficking Awareness

  • January 11, 2018

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month — and today, January 11, is Human Trafficking Awareness Day! You may have heard the gruesome statistics, such as: In 2016 (the most recent global data we have), on any given day it’s likely that 40 million were stuck in modern slavery, which includes coerced domestic, construction, factory, farm, fishing, and sex work 71%.

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What to Look For in 2018

  • January 4, 2018

There’s nothing like a new year for a sense of revitalization, fresh energy, and optimism for what’s to come. While 2017 was a challenging year in many ways, and for many people, we are looking forward to the possibilities 2018 might bring! Though 2017 was a year in which many people had to tighten their belts, what might have gone.

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The Hidden Side of Victim Services

  • November 9, 2017

Why More People Don’t Come Forward One of the most immediate responses to  human trafficking is rescue and rehabilitation. From policy makers to private individuals seeking to make a change, a great deal of attention and money go directly to victim services. One also might assume that victims, at the first available opportunity, would run directly for help and be.

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Interviews

Impunity and Risk in a Culture of Toxic Masculinity

  • October 26, 2017

It’s Everywhere Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or taking a break from media, an important practice for maintaining sanity these days), you’ve probably heard of Harvey Weinstein. Co-founder, with his brother Bob, of Miramax, Weinstein was a major Hollywood player for years, producing huge films, such as Pulp Fiction and Good Will Hunting, and hit tv shows, such.

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News

Introducing Ethical Storytelling

  • September 21, 2017

Ask someone who they are. They might tell you about their family, their home, their dreams, or their fears. They might tell you about where they grew up. Or the kind of work they do. Or all about their favorite sports and hobbies.  No matter where they start, unless they’re giving you the drabbest of information – I’m 5.7, of.

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Interviews

In Gratitude to Lisa

  • September 14, 2017

About two years ago, Lisa Winterfeldt offered to volunteer with The Freedom Story, and in doing so, created a new and vital role in our organization. She served as International Liaison, the link between our two offices, helping facilitate communication across the globe. She has been instrumental not only in her function as ambassador between two offices (and thus two.

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News

Help Us Raise $25K With Matching Funds From ODW!

  • August 17, 2017

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.

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Thoughts

Trafficking as a Problem for Public Health

  • August 10, 2017

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.

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3 Considerations When Donating to a Cause

  • July 27, 2017

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.

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Interviews

Stories That Mean Something

  • July 20, 2017

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..

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