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A special video message for World Day Against Trafficking

A special video message for World Day Against Trafficking

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. All around the world, young women and girls are being exploited in the sex industry — particularly in Thailand and India. These girls are not “choosing” to sell their bodies. In their culture, women are expected to...
Finding freedom: How Kan and her daughter escaped the sex industry

Finding freedom: How Kan and her daughter escaped the sex industry

Kan never planned on becoming a sex worker. She used to work in construction, but her small wages were never enough to provide for her and her teenage daughter. Eventually, she became so desperate that she entered the sex industry. We’ve changed both her and her...
Families force their daughters into the sex industry

Families force their daughters into the sex industry

What do you think of when you hear the word “trafficking”? Before I started visiting India and Thailand, I just pictured the horror stories you hear in the news, the ones where girls are abducted from their hometowns and sold into another country. But now my...
18 years old with the education of a kindergartener

18 years old with the education of a kindergartener

“She’s 18 and doesn’t know the alphabet. She doesn’t know how to add or subtract.” One of our Thailand partners shared the story of a young woman — we’ll call her Malee — who has worked since she was 10 years old. She’s never stepped foot inside a school. Never...
Thailand’s red-light district is closed

Thailand’s red-light district is closed

Something I never thought I’d see in my lifetime happened last month — every single “go-go” bar in Thailand closed their doors. All of them. The red-light districts went dark. No more neon lights. No more pounding music. No more girls dancing for crowds of potential...
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