Yale & CNN
Yale and CNN Freedom Project Invite Love146 to Participate in Symposium on Human Trafficking
Yale and CNN Freedom Project Invite Love146 to Participate in Symposium on Human Trafficking
The Love146 Round Home is a safehome in the Philippines offering holistic aftercare to survivors of child sex trafficking. In the Filipino language, there is a beautiful and rich word for which there is no equal in English. The word is pagdamay.
Last week Dr. Glenn Miles and the Chab Dai research team presented the end of 2nd year report of the Butterfly Longitudinal Research project…
Today in Greece there was a gathering of 8,000 senior school children at one of the Olympic arenas in Athens to see US Basketball Sports Envoys to Combat Trafficking in Persons…
Boys will be boys, so they say (and by de-fault I suppose girls will be girls!).
Where I live in Cambodia, there is a popular proverb that, ‘a girl is like a piece of cloth, if thrown in the dirt then she is soiled for ever compared to a boy who is like a lump of gold, it simply needs washing and it is clean and restored’.
On March 19th, the Love146 Europe team facilitated a gathering of NGOs at the House of Commons in Westminster London to bridge conversations…
Some of my friends and colleagues here in the anti trafficking community in Phnom Penh spend our Friday evenings going into the red light areas of the city. We’re looking to talk to men, to understand why they are there, and if possible, offer an alternative conversation to what they may have with patrons and peers in the bars.
Redbook Magazine Features Love146 Co-Founder Desirea Rodgers in March 2012 Issue
Yale University recently invited Love146 co-founder Lamont Hiebert to speak about the role education has to play in the prevention of sex trafficking.
Alec Baldwin Features Love146 Co-Founder Rob Morris on "Here’s The Thing" Radio Podcast
If my short time with Love146 has taught me nothing else, it’s that I live a terribly excessive lifestyle. On the way to work, I thought nothing of the $2.12 I spent on a cup of coffee and I didn’t bat an eye at the $2.63 price tag for a breakfast croissant.
In American football there is a debate over what is more important in winning a game… a better defense or a better offense? My opinion? I don’t know. What I DO know is that just this week, a Giants fan took ‘defense’ to a whole new level.
This past Wednesday was my first day on the Love146 team. I came into a new office, sat at a new desk and was welcomed by new co-workers. After setting up my work email account, I found a message from Dr. Gundelina Velazco, our Director of Asia Aftercare, telling me that Remy, one of the girls in our Love146 Round Home in the Philippines, had finally seen justice.
I determined, at every hazard, to lift up the standard of emancipation in the eyes of the nation…
It is up to each and every one of us to raise our voice against crimes that deprive countless victims of their liberty, dignity and human rights.
“I am a believer in that portion of the Declaration of American Independence in which it is set forth, as among self-evident truths, that all men are created equal…”
“What price did you put on rationality? How many staters did you get for selling that being shaped by God? “
“Is slavery, as a condition for human beings, good, bad, or indifferent? We submit the question without argument.”
“I from this time determined that I would never rest till I had effected its abolition.”
“…As you were speaking this morning of little children, I was looking around and thinking it was most beautiful. …Of such there’s millions — who goes to teach them? You have teachers for your children but who will teach the poor slave children?”
“…It is my duty to stand up here to-night and bear testimony against slavery. I have seen it — I have seen it. I know it has horrors that can never be described.”
“Fellow citizens, above your national, tumultuous joy, I hear the mournful wail of millions, whose chains, heavy and grievous yesterday, are today rendered more intolerable by the jubilant shouts that reach them.”
Frankly, I think that year-end appeals from charities have become like white noise. And using the “last chance for a tax deductible donation” tactic feels at best, awkward and at worst…manipulative.
I have a reoccurring nightmare. The place changes but the theme is always the same. There are a group of children who have been trafficked for sex. I run in and free some of them. I take the children to a safe place and immediately go back for the rest, only I can’t save the rest. Something always happens. I yell, I scream, I fight but I’m never strong enough, I can never get them all out.
Baume & Mercier, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, hosted a private event at the Tourneau TimeMachine in New York City on the evening of December 1, 2011 that benefitted Love146.
Love146 European Operation Director Gaz Kishere has just completed a week long trip to Chisinau Moldova with Peter Bone, Member of the British Parliament and Chair of the All Party Group on Human Trafficking.
Fraternities and Sororities at Kent State University Raise almost $30,000 with Songfest
“… This is more than a football legacy. This is about people and if we can’t protect our kids, we as a society are pathetic.”
The Good Touch Bad Touch Puppets Flipchart Project was developed to be a way of communicating with children about abuse, dignity, and safe boundaries through the use of puppets and story.
One hundred years ago in Cambodia most families kept together in extended groups. Boys would learn farming from their fathers. Girls would also learn to help out on the farm but would learn child-care from their mothers and quickly become responsible at keeping the house and finances in order.
In celebration of the 2nd Annual UK Anti Slavery Day, Prime Minister, David Cameron, invited NGO’s involved in the fight to end modern-day slavery to a reception at the House of Lords.
I am continually amazed, shocked and blown away by people and their actions on a weekly; no let’s make that daily, yes, a daily basis.
Be Brave, dear one. Be ye changed or be undone. Since I have several friends who are working with non-profits to raise awareness of this reality, and try to help prevent human trafficking, I decided this was a small thing I could do to help.
Ten girls (that we know of) have been threatened, coerced or given money to not testify against their rapist. The only girls who will testify are the three that are in our Round Home.
What began four years ago as an informal program in a small, agricultural, Cambodian province is now a full fledged project working with hundreds through education.
This upcoming Friday and Saturday the annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking will be held at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Four staff of Love146’s programs team will be attending, and two will be presenting.
From the start Love146’s European Operation Director Gaz Kishere and the European Prevention Program he leads has focused on prevention education for youth in Eastern Europe.
Every three months, I get to pause for a few days and work on a project that is purely creative, the quarterly newsletter.
I am a firm believer in the contribution small groups of people can make in addressing this issue.
Love146’s vision is the abolition of child sex slavery, nothing less. The degree to which we wholeheartedly “feel capable” of being honest workers towards this vision is the degree to which we often “judge ourselves” within the organization.
“I was orientating someone to Cambodia and showed them around Toul Sleng, the genocide museum which was previously used as a place to torture and kill people in 1975-9.”
Love146’s Director of Asia Prevention, Dr. Glenn Miles, facilitated a workshop in conjunction with UNICEF and the Cambodian Ministry of Women’s Affairs.
Love146 worked with partners in Romania last month to train the country’s first group of young activists as advocates against human trafficking.
When I saw the t-shirt that Sevenly designed to raise funds for Love146 I immediately thought of Dr. Gundelina Velazco’s story of two gems.
It’s easy to find thousands of people that are willing to click a couple of buttons to “show support” for a certain issue. It’s incredibly rare to find someone who is willing to stick around.
A couple of weeks ago, a gentleman who is a great supporter of Love146 told me that they didn’t realize that we worked in the U.S.
There are times when local police can be part of the problem and not part of the solution. The leader of one of our projects in Cambodia decided to target a local corrupt police chief.
A few weeks ago, I was able to visit some of our field projects in Asia. The trip culminated in a wedding that took place in the Love146 Round Home. The bride was a survivor of sex trafficking who moved forward from the home (was reintegrated) last year.
Three of the girls in our Round Home, Majel, Maribel, & Chile, are now students at a nearby highschool. They’re star students; always praised by teachers.
Featured Rob Morris in their discussion of how to end modern-day slavery.
At the Round Home, Love146 celebrated the wedding of a reintegrated survivor, Nory.
We’ve all seen the images, a malnourished child (usually African) with a bloated belly, a tortured look and a fly which has landed near an eye or mouth. The child seems to be begging us for help and with that image comes an easy answer. For a certain amount of money you can save this child by helping them have daily food, water and an education.
“When was your conversion moment”? We tend to ask that question a lot around the Love146 office. It basically means, “What happened that caused you to really get engaged with the issue of child sex trafficking?”
Upon hearing about the efforts of so many people participating in Tread on Trafficking, eleven of the girls in the Love146 Round Home have decided to jump in and become Treaders themselves!
It is a harsh reality of counter trafficking that prevention work is underfunded globally.
This month in Cambodia, Love146 participated in Chab Dai’s largest Member Meeting to date, attended by over 45 member organizations.
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