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Announcing Sponsorship Safe House in Myanmar!

  • April 25, 2015

We are excited to announce that The SOLD Project has become a fiscal sponsor for the Safe House, which provides housing to children rescued from sex trafficking in Myanmar. The Safe House, established in 2006, protects at-risk children and teenage girls from sexual abuse and exploitation. In the Mekong sub-region, estimates indicate that anywhere from a few thousand to 200,000.

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First Heroes

  • April 22, 2015

Who was your first hero? First Heroes are often a parent, care giver, grandparent, relative, or someone else you consider family. They are special people who give you love, care, and protection. They make you feel loved and safe. They often become the person you turn to for advice or inspiration; they encourage you as you face challenges in life.

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The State’s Current Anti-Trafficking Efforts

  • April 18, 2015

By now it is no secret that Thailand has been ranked in the bottom tier of countries in regards to anti-trafficking efforts. There have been accusations of inaction, or often only having the appearance of action while still allowing the worst to continue. After the military coup last May, the government has come under even more strict international scrutiny. In.

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Did You Hear the News?

  • April 12, 2015

First, The SOLD Project made its mark on National Geographic this week, catching headlines on their Killing With Kindness campaign to highlight organizations helping others all around the world. Second, our friend and supporter Justin Fung recently had the honor of delivering the closing prayer at the White House Easter Breakfast. We think the people that support SOLD are pretty incredible, and.

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Why We Need a Public Health Campaign Against Trafficking

  • March 30, 2015

News article Human trafficking, modern day slavery, sexual servitude, and the transnational abuses of humans have been on the public agenda of many governments and law enforcement agencies for well over a decade—and yet, what has come of it? Despite growing attention to the problem, we haven’t really seen an accompanying decrease in human trafficking globally. This means we need.

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How’s Their Story Going to End?

  • March 23, 2015

A guest post by Christine Rose, SOLD Project Bay Area Representative and Volunteer. Don’t you hate predictable endings? None of us enjoy a movie where the plot has no imagination, the characters progress as expected, or the outcome is as anticipated. We love plot twists, surprise endings, and dramatic interventions that rescue, transform, and redeem. We love stories that create.

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Seasons of Smoke and the Collective Damage

  • March 15, 2015

From the Field Every year from around February through April, farmers in South East Asian countries start burning through brush—it’s an effective way to fertilize the soil for the growth of mushrooms that they can then harvest and sell. For many of the poorest farmers, however, it is an important portion of their yearly income. But there is an incredibly.

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The Questions We Raise

  • February 25, 2015

Thai Voice We are pleased to introduce a new blog category, “Thai Voices”! In this category of posts, we’ll be hearing from the leaders facing the issues on the ground in Thailand. We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to hear their perspective, which hopefully will help provide some deeper insight into the subtleties and complexities of the situations that.

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Meet Win

  • February 22, 2015

Our Staff Some of our readers may recall us talking before about one of our students, Win, who wanted to pursue a law degree but didn’t have Thai citizenship, so he was uncertain about his ability to ever get a real degree or practice law. Well, we are thrilled to announce that after years of struggle and uncertainty, he got.

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Mae Baans: One way trafficking happens

  • February 12, 2015

From the Field On my personal website I’ve been documenting my efforts to find a nanny to help out with my son here in Thailand, and I’ve mentioned that we are going through an agency that helps place mae baans (literally “house moms” – a term for housekeepers & nannies) with houses needing their services. Yesterday, in a meeting with the.

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