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Interviews

The Win Making a Difference

  • May 18, 2017

A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Can you imagine if you didn’t have documentation for the country where you were born? Imagine if you didn’t have citizenship and therefore you were limited in where you could travel, what you could study, what job you could pursue. You are a child with dreams to study to become a doctor or lawyer, but.

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Thoughts

Preventing Trafficking in the New Economy

  • April 13, 2017

Imagine an average middle class teenager growing up in the U.S. who dreams of doing some form of computer engineering, design, or other online job some day. You might imagine at this stage the teenager is a digital native, having grown up around digital devices, perhaps having access to some in school as well as at home, almost all the.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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Thoughts

Why Is Homeland Security Chasing Pedophiles?

  • August 2, 2016

Reporting From the Field I recently had the privilege of attending a conference where one of our partner organizations, Thai law enforcement, representatives from the FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and staffers of U.S. Congressional members committed to fighting trafficking all participated. In the meeting, law enforcement officials briefed the Congressional staffers on their most recent counter-trafficking efforts and.

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