Tag Archives for : empowerment

Thoughts

How Do You Encourage Sexual Abuse Victims To Come Forward?

  • December 14, 2016

This week, we have a special guest post from Brian Kent, an attorney who specializes in prosecuting cases involving sexual abuse. We’re happy to provide a space for him to share his experience and expertise, and hope that you will find this piece helpful and informative in encouraging you or someone you know who might be a victim of sexual.

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News

Where I Belong: Our New Video!

  • December 8, 2016

At The SOLD Project, we’ve been putting together a film project, and I’m happy to announce that it’s now live and ready to view! As you probably know by now, our students are selected for our program because they are at risk of being trafficked and sold for sex. Some of our students are highlighted as being at risk because they.

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Interviews

Field Report: A Special Trip for Kids Who Can’t Travel

  • December 1, 2016

International law defines statelessness as a lack of citizenship. In Thailand, many people born near the borders of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, or in hill tribe villages lack documented citizenship and are therefore considered stateless. Without citizenship, they do not enjoy the same rights as others, even if they were born and have lived their entire lives in Thailand. As one might expect, this means they.

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Events

Save The Date: Giving Tuesday

  • November 24, 2016

People have been quick to point out the irony in giving thanks for all we have on Thanksgiving, only to rush out to buy more on Black Friday. Well, there’s a new movement now: Giving Tuesday! Celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, here’s an opportunity to give. It harnesses: “the generosity of people around the world to bring about real.

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Thoughts

What Does Resilience Mean to You?

  • November 17, 2016

Let’s try a little thought experiment, shall we? Are you ready? Yes? Okay good. I want you to think back on a time that was one of the most CHALLENGING things you’ve ever been through. The hardest thing you’ve ever done. Something SO hard you weren’t sure you’d actually make it through to the other side. In fact, maybe you.

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Interviews

Growing Leaders, Part II: Gung

  • November 3, 2016

Last week, we shared a highlight on Ketsara Thutsunti, an amazing local leader who has had an immeasurable impact on our students. Today, we’d like to spotlight one of the students who has been positively affected by Ketsara’s dedication to growing the next generation of leaders. In partnership with ECPAT, Ketsara has chosen a select number of scholarship kids who.

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Thoughts

The Intersection Between Parenting, Resilience, and Trafficking Prevention

  • October 6, 2016

Let’s Get Intersectional Photo credit: Szefei/Shutterstock When I became pregnant almost 4 years ago, my response to impending parenthood was to do research–lots of it. I read articles and books on all aspects of parenting that I could get my hands on, and being a political scientist, I even hoarded research on political development related to parenting. Motherhood, for me,.

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Thoughts

10 Ways To Be a Better Ally

  • September 22, 2016

Anyone can be an ally in the fight to end child trafficking and exploitation. Our staff, whether paid or volunteer, range from counselors, mentors, and educators, to managers, farmers, marketers, writers, researchers, photographers, and filmmakers. People who support us include donors giving to our students and programs, fellow activists in the field, people in related industries, and of course, like-minded,.

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Interviews

Meet a Volunteer: An Interview With Nate Quick

  • September 15, 2016

Experts & Activists Nate Quick is a counselor at an international Christian school in Hong Kong, who teaches a class on spiritual disciplines, works on student leadership development, and leads spiritual retreats and service projects. He has made multiple trips to visit The SOLD Project, and recently, he brought a group of 24 students from his secondary school to come see.

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Thoughts

1500 Trees: The Importance of Sustainability

  • September 7, 2016

Fifteen hundred trees. It’s a massive undertaking, but over 60 volunteers—students and local community members—showed up to join in the effort to reforest the area. The trees had been donated by the Department of Forestry to plant on organic farmland that a local Thai celebrity gave permission for us to use. Everyone young and old traversed the land to get.

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