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 can be done to help alleviate the problem. Jeremy Lin, who has donated at least one of his game day salaries to One Day’s Wages, has said the experience changed his life and perspective. He is also supporting our partners at The Hug Project–and visited us at The Freedom Story.
Anantara Resort Partners With The Freedom Story
“Anantara Vacation Club, a leading luxury shared ownership concept for discerning travellers, recently concluded a donation drive for The Freedom Story, a charity that helps educate Thailand’s impoverished youth and prevent human trafficking.”
Source: Pattaya Today
Other Notable News
Hundreds of Thai women Trafficked to US
“Hundreds of women were brought from Thailand to the US and forced to be ‘modern day sex slaves’, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday that charges high-level members of what authorities called a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that concealed millions of dollars in earnings.”
Source: Bangkok Post
Thai Prime Minister to visit White House in July
“The leader of Thailand’s military junta, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, will visit the White House in July following an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump.” Those of us in the anti-trafficking industry will be watching closely to see whether and how the U.S. might alter its position on Thailand and on efforts to combat human trafficking.
Source: VOA News
A Vacation with a Purpose
The New York Times recently published a personal essay on one woman’s vacation that brought her to Chiang Rai, where she learned more about trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children through the help of a local Akha woman, ECPAT-USA, and Altruvistas.
Source: The New York Times