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How a Facebook Grant Helped Us Respond to Crisis

  • March 14, 2019

After experiencing higher than average levels of rain in the 2018 rainy season, Nan Province in Northern Thailand was hit by further flash flooding. Unsustainable farming practices led to soil erosion, which compounded the issue. Homes and lives were lost, the bridge to the nearest city was washed out for over a month, and a Hmong village in the Pua.

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The Role of Counseling in Trafficking Prevention

  • March 7, 2019

When Khae first joined The Freedom Story, she didn’t expect to go into counseling. She worked with our sustainable development program, but then would also visit students and their families at home, often in the evenings, and began to provide mentorship and support. “I got to see the various problems they had, that they had so many issues. Not just.

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5 Reasons Prevention is the Best Way to Combat Trafficking

  • February 28, 2019

With all due respect to our friends in intervention and aftercare, we’re going to spend a few minutes promoting prevention! Before we begin, let’s be clear about the three main sectors of the anti-trafficking movement: prevention, intervention, and aftercare. What do these things mean? Prevention Prevention seeks, just as the name suggests, to prevent trafficking before it starts. It seeks.

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Latest in Trafficking News

  • February 21, 2019

Some promising signs in the news lately! Trafficking May Be Shifting from Thailand to Malaysia Human rights groups in Malaysia have noticed an uptick in people engaging in child sexual exploitation after crackdowns in other Asian countries like Thailand, Cambodia, and the Philippines. While one doesn’t celebrate the continuance of this exploitation in other countries, we can cautiously take this.

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Donating Your Tax Refund?

  • February 15, 2019

Have you ever frittered away your tax refund on things you can’t even remember, only to wonder later where it all went? Are you looking for some feel-good ways to spend or save your tax refund this year? Consider donating some (or all!) of it toward making a positive change in the world! Here’s what your contribution can do: $60.

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Trafficking Happens in Airports Too

  • February 7, 2019

“Human trafficking by airplane is almost impossible. Human trafficking by van and truck, in the back seat of a car, and going through a border where there’s nobody for miles and miles, and there’s no wall to protect — it’s very easy. They make a right, then they make a left. They come into our country. And they sell people.”.

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Strong Families, Strong Prevention

  • January 31, 2019

Trafficking prevention begins at home–not just in raising awareness, but also in strengthening families so that kids stay in the safe harbor of home. The Vulnerability of Kids Who Run Away From Home Did you know that the most prevalent way sex traffickers used to find and recruit their victims involved targeting runaways? According to a six-year study of trafficking.

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Year in Review for Sustainability

  • January 24, 2019

A few weeks ago, we told you some of the successes your donor dollars helped accomplish, but what we didn’t mention was the impact we’re also having in sustainability. Through our Organic Farming Learning Center, here’s some of what we did in 2018: We identified and began working with 13 community leaders on organic fertilizer. We worked with and trained.

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Trafficking and Social Media Technology

  • January 17, 2019

When we first joined the mission to end trafficking, the most prevelent form it took in our region was in-person, and face-to-face, through a relationship of trust: a family member or friend offering a job or other opportunity to those desperate for financial relief. Just how much the victim and their loved ones knew about what they were getting into.

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Good News in Anti-Trafficking

  • January 10, 2019

The UNODC just released its 2018 Global Report on Trafficking in Persons and there is cause to celebrate! Countries around the world have increased their efforts and have begun to detect and report more victims. It’s possible the increase in the number of victims is due to more successful detection and reporting. Globally, we’ve also seen an increase in trafficking.

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