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News

Honoring Plah Chermue

  • September 7, 2017

One of our staff members, Plah Chermue, has been with us since The Freedom Story (formerly The SOLD Project) was in its infancy. She has played an instrumental role in shaping the organization, and helping it run as well as it has. Unfortunately, her time with us at The Freedom Story is coming to a close–and for good reason! We’re.

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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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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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Interviews

Program Highlight: A Cultural Exchange

  • July 13, 2017

Last year, the Lange family generously opened up their home for one of our students to stay for a week. For Boonta, one of our university students who hopes to study in the US and one day teach English to others in her village, it was an opportunity to practice her English speaking skills and gain exposure to a different.

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The Freedom Story in the News!

  • June 22, 2017

This month’s news round up includes features involving The Freedom Story! The Freedom Story in the News Jeremy Lin Travels with Pastor Eugene Cho to Thailand’s Red Light Districts Brooklyn Nets’ point guard, Jeremy Lin, traveled with Pastor Eugene Cho from One Day’s Wages to learn first hand about sex trafficking in Thailand, how and why the exploitation happens, and what.

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Thoughts

Trafficking Aware Travel Guide

  • June 15, 2017

Planning a summer vacation? Want to be an ethical traveler? Here are a few key things to know about trafficking and tourism—and how to be an aware traveler. We tend to think of trafficking as something that happens in seedy bars, dark alleys, and dirty basements. We think of it as underground—largely hidden from view. What may be harder to.

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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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News

The News in April/May

  • May 11, 2017

Thailand A survey suggests the public thinks trafficking in Thailand is getting worse A new survey suggests most people in Thailand thing the human trafficking problem is getting worse. They suggest that authorities need to be more serious in dealing with the problem and that there should be stiffer penalties for government officials involved in trafficking. Notably, only a minority.

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Thoughts

The Importance of Trust in Anti-Trafficking

  • May 4, 2017

When I first started working in trafficking prevention in Thailand about 6 years ago, the scene here looked like a plethora of disparate organizations working in their tiny spheres of influence, with little to no communication between them. Over the years, the scene has changed dramatically. The greatest change came with a collaborative effort between the Royal Thai Police, international.

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Interviews

Barriers to Counseling: A Focus on Khae and Lux

  • April 20, 2017

A guest post by Lisa Winterfeldt Recently, we published a blog post on the connection between mental health and prevention in which Amm Chutima, a professional in the field of counseling and holistic care in Thailand, outlined the major challenges to adequate care in mental health. One of the biggest challenges she mentioned counselors and psychologists face in Thailand is the prejudice against.

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