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Meet Kannika* A confident and friendly student, Kannika* joined The Freedom Story’s scholarship program when she was 15. Her father had passed away, and her remaining family of six were surviving on $10 per day. As a member of an ethnic minority group she faced higher risk of trafficking and exploitation because of discrimination and lower social status. In high.
Meet Sakda* A routine home visit revealed that 18 year old Sakda* who is both stateless and an orphan, was hurting himself and damaging his possessions as a way to deal with stress. He had been staying in his room alone, trying to control his emotions, struggling with his self-worth and refusing to go outside or spend time with friends..
Software company, Salesforce, has promoted an image of itself as ethical and invested in human rights advancement on a variety of issues, including gender equality, LGBTQ civil rights, services for homeless people, and the use of technology for the greater good. However, this week, 50 women who were trafficking victims filed a suit in a San Francisco court against Salesforce.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THANK YOU!!!! Because of your generosity, we hit our goal and raised over $100,000 for 2019!! “Thank you” barely begins to cover our gratitude. Because of you, we can send at-risk kids to school. We can fund counselors and mentors who help keep them in school when things get rough. We can continue our sustainability programs that provide supplemental income.
Khae, one of our counselers, was invited earlier this year by local government to meet with 100 women who were all leaders in different villages. In the meeting, they discussed family-related laws that would be of interest to these women leaders and others in the village. Khae began to speak on the issue of abuse and family violence—both between parents.