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Preventing Recidivism in Human Trafficking Survivors

13.10.2011 in Human Trafficking Survivors

There is a tall wall, topped with barbed wire at one the best shelters in Calcutta for survivors of human trafficking.   Many visitors have asked why they need to keep the survivors behind a wall.  Show up at night and you will see why.  Human traffickers gather outside the wall, tossing notes and even cell phones over to the young women.   


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Reunited with Kolkata and Boisar Human Trafficking Survivors: Milestones

03.10.2011 in Human Trafficking Survivors

I can only attempt describe how wonderful it is to be reunited with the survivors in our jewelry programs in both, Kolkata and Boisar, India. There is inspirational evolution with both the survivors, and, the program itself, and there are milestones being reached at both studio locations. It's always such a pleasure for me to be a witness to such things and these are the things I will treasure forever, even the one's that deliver a bit of backhanded emotional slap to the face.

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New Way to Grow for Human Trafficking Survivor Scholars

22.09.2011 in Human Trafficking Survivors

Girls who were denied their childhood need all the tools and enrichments we can offer them,  in order to become strong, independent adults.  This spring we launched a new program in partnership with Senhoa and Womens Interlink Foundation, offering jewelry training – for therapeutic purposes rather than employment – and an innovative life skills curriculum for school-going survivors, addressing such issues as relationships, hygiene, self-esteem, health and women’s rights . Because education is our number one priority for younger survivors,

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ANYTHING is possible with Made By Survivors

12.09.2011 in Made By Survivors Programs

Since returning from my life changing trip volunteering with Made By Survivors in India this past January, I’ve become a bit of a blabbermouth.I have been telling lots of people about the trip, sharing photos and letting as many folks’ as I can about Made By Survivors, its programs and of course, about the girls.  Mostly it has been with friends and family, or others who have asked, but that’s not really true.  I try to slip it into conversations with people I don’t really know all that well.

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