Tag Archives for : stories from the field

News

Education Unlocking Doors to the Future

  • August 30, 2018

We know from experience talking with survivors of trafficking that poverty and lack of education are key factors that render people vulnerable. Without enough money to live on, people resort to the lucrative sex trade. Without education, it becomes even less likely people can earn an income to live on. This is why access to education was the first problem.

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Interviews

Tawee Donchai

  • August 16, 2018

Our Thailand Director, Tawee Donchai, has been a key figure in the development of The Freedom Story. He has been with us since The SOLD Project was just an idea for a documentary. He has helped shape its beginning as a non-profit organization, and has been instrumental in helping to define the organization’s character and relationship with the local communities.

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News

Learning Rights & Safety Online

  • July 19, 2018

Our staff recently held a day-long workshop for students, aged 8-22, teaching them about their rights and how to stay safe from sexual predators online. Morning Session: Rights & Responsibility Kids from all over came to the event–including a lot of kids who don’t normally come to the resource center. After a small icebreaker activity, a representative from ECPAT, with.

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Interviews

Storytelling As Empowerment

  • June 14, 2018

The Wisdom is in the Room Today we’re talking with Nikole Lim, co-founder and international director of Freely in Hope, an organization offering educational opportunities and leadership development programs to survivors of sexual violence in Kenya, Zambia, and South Africa. She is also a photographer who speaks and teaches about responsible storytelling, and has done powerful work on finding beauty.

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Thoughts

Raising Trafficking Awareness

  • May 31, 2018

In a 2014 study surveying 1,102 men, women and youth age 10 years or older who were receiving post-trafficking assistance services in Cambodia, Thailand and Viet Nam, the respondents were asked whether they had ever heard of human trafficking before they had left home. Fewer than half (44.1%) of all participants (from the various countries of origin) reported that they.

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Interviews

Freedom Angels Award: Tawee Donchai

  • May 17, 2018

As we celebrate 10 years since The SOLD Project documentary was first filmed and became a scholarship that led to an organization, The Freedom Story, which has now provided scholarships to over 200 students, we want to take some time to recognize the people whose vision made that possible. The FREEDOM ANGELS Award In doing so, we created the FREEDOM ANGELS award, in.

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Interviews

Freedom Angels Award Winner: Rachel Sparks

  • May 15, 2018

As we celebrate 10 years since The SOLD Project documentary was first filmed and became a scholarship that led to an organization, The Freedom Story, which has now provided scholarships to over 200 students, we want to take some time to recognize the people whose vision made that possible. The FREEDOM ANGELS Award In doing so, we created the FREEDOM ANGELS award, in.

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Interviews

Becoming More

  • May 14, 2018
When Blah joined The Freedom Story seven years ago, at the age of 17, she had already lost both her parents and her grandmother. She had gone to live with an aunt who, instead of being the caring, stable provider that young Blah needed, struggled with alcohol abuse. Blah dropped out of school in middle school. When she talks about.
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Interviews

From “At-Risk” to Protector and Leader

  • May 7, 2018
When Tipsuda first joined The Freedom Story at its inception 10 years ago, she needed support not only for the educational scholarship, but also for the treatment of an eye condition. Moreover, at the tender age of 11, she appeared to be so insecure and crave affection so much, she would sometimes seek it from people who were almost total.
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News

Have You Seen Our Latest Film?

  • May 3, 2018

Ten years ago, a little girl named Cat was the focus of a documentary that inspired Rachel Sparks to start a scholarship fund, that grew into what would become an organization dedicated to trafficking prevention. Today, Cat is thriving. When we first met her, she believed “opportunity” was something others bestowed upon you. Now her message is one of empowerment.

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