Every day can be Freedom Friday

Every day can be Freedom Friday

In places like Thailand and the Banchara community in India, prostitution is culturally accepted just like any other business. Societal pressure often pushes girls into this work even if they want nothing to do with it. The sad truth is, most of these girls have no...
Meet Mayra: Fight for her

Meet Mayra: Fight for her

Mayra is a lot like any other 7-year-old girl. She loves to make new friends, play games, and laugh. But there is one major difference — Mayra’s mother is a prostitute … and in just five years, Mayra will be expected to join the sex industry as well. We’ve changed her...
You’ll want to watch this today … of all days.

You’ll want to watch this today … of all days.

Today is National Freedom Day — when our nation comes together to promote goodwill, equality, and to celebrate the abolishment of slavery in America. The fight for freedom has taken on many forms throughout history, but the heart of every battle on behalf of the...
From the Field in Thailand: Why I choose the darkness

From the Field in Thailand: Why I choose the darkness

I returned to Thailand this week hoping I would be prepared. I’ve witnessed the heartbreaking realities several times before, and I thought maybe this time I would be ready to stomach it. I was wrong. The gut-wrenching reality of the sex industry never gets any easier...

From the Field | An Alternative for Banchara Girls

The Banchara are an impoverished tribal group that make up part of India’s lowest-caste system. But they’re known specifically for one thing: child prostitution. I know. Your knee-jerk reaction after reading that was probably the same as mine. How can this be? As...
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