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Video: How a preschool is rescuing girls from the sex industry

Video: How a preschool is rescuing girls from the sex industry

This past week, I was traveling in one of my favorite places — Thailand. While I was there, I met little girls who have big dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. They want to be teachers, bakers, business owners, and nurses.But I also met women whose...
On International Children’s Day, let a child simply be a child

On International Children’s Day, let a child simply be a child

When Mehak grows up, she wants to be a doctor. She wants to get an education and use what she learns to help save lives. It’s a noble dream, but it’s one that Mehak will not be able to pursue. You see, Mehak lives in a community where little girls are not encouraged...
What is cultural slavery?

What is cultural slavery?

Mali’s skin was covered in tattoos. When asked if getting the tattoos hurt, the young girl replied, “Not at all. Nothing can hurt me anymore.” Like many young girls in Thailand, Mali, whose name we’ve changed for her privacy, is no stranger to sexual abuse. As a...
A place to call home

A place to call home

For most of 9-year-old Lawan’s life, she’s had nowhere to really call home. She was born in an impoverished, rural village in Thailand to a mother who was only 14. Her teenage mom did everything she could to take care of Lawan (whose name we’ve changed for privacy),...
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