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Have You Seen These Stories?

  • May 9, 2019

We’ve recently shared some stories about our students that we think you should see! They are a testament to these young people’s fortitude, integrity, and endurance through unique challenges. If you’ve missed any of them, be sure to take a look now!   How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment When a routine home visit revealed that one of.

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How Acceptance Turned Her Into A Leader

  • April 30, 2019

Meet Daw* Daw is a bubbly, confident and engaging seventeen-year-old. She stands out amongst her peers in the leadership development program as a great entertainer and teacher for younger students. She describes herself as very confident, someone who loves public speaking and helping the younger students. However, she was not always that way. Daw, who identifies as transgender, says that.

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How One Student is Overcoming an Unusual Challenge

  • April 16, 2019

Meet Niran* Niran joined our scholarship program in at the age of 17. Niran is a member of the Akha ethnic minority group and is stateless, meaning he does not have Thai citizenship and endures “serious restrictions on [his] basic rights”.[1] For most people in the world citizenship to at least one country is a birthright. Without any kind of.

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How Emotional Support Can Make or Break A Student

  • April 9, 2019

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.[1] In high.

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How One Student Went From Self-Harm to Empowerment

  • April 2, 2019

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..

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News

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

  • March 21, 2019

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination! Observed annually on March 21, the UN adopted this day in response to when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid in South Africa. The UN General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate racism. Is Racism Related to.

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Interviews

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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News

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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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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