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An Introduction to the City of Phnom Penh

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An Introduction to the City of Phnom Penh

Three planes, several security checks and twenty-four hours later, I landed in Cambodia. My senses were instantly stimulated. Cambodia, a country no bigger than the state of Missouri has a strong and seemingly impenetrable culture. Phnom Penh buzzes like a broken neon sign with Tuk Tuks and motorbikes zipping around, nary a traffic light, smoke pouring into the streets from food carts, inescapable heat and humidity, and the people of this flat city genuinely focused on whatever they are doing and wherever they are going. However, with all the noises and movement, it felt very much like there was a...

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YOU'RE INVITED | Who They Are Launch + Fundraiser Event April 24

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YOU'RE INVITED | Who They Are Launch + Fundraiser Event April 24

As you may know, we are headed to Cambodia this June! But before all of that...We are celebrating! Who They Are is a year old, and we want to commemorate with an official launch event. And to add to the fun, we are hosting a fundraiser to support our efforts in Cambodia.     Join us for a night in the heart of New York City’s West Village to celebrate the official launch of Who They Are. Come and hear about the unique opportunity we will have in Cambodia this June to teach survivors of human trafficking entrepreneurial skills to...

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

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The Impact of Tourism on Modern Day Slavery | Part One: Air Travel

While one may experience the empowerment to travel more, there’s an opportunist lurking in the shadows waiting to leverage tourism with commercial trafficking. Tourism runs deep in the DNA of a country and has the power to build a country’s economic status. According to the World Tourism Organization, the volume of tourism, “equals or even surpasses that of oil exports, food products or automobiles”. According to End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT),  “International tourist arrivals increased from 528 million in 2005 to 1.235 billion in 2016.” Tourism provides jobs to lift people out of poverty, preserve culture, and add to...

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Your Impact, Their Freedom | The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to Support Women

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Your Impact, Their Freedom | The 2018 Holiday Gift Guide to Support Women

We all love the Holidays! But this 2018 Season, we want to make sure you are well in the know that there are so many amazing gifts out there that can make both a cheerful and social impact during this time of giving. We are in the middle of an exciting cultural shift when it comes to shopping. With the boom in social enterprises that offer creative, functional and purposeful products, it’s easier for anyone to make an intentional purchase that will actually make a net-positive impact for humanity as well as bring hope. So before you get wrapped up...

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It Takes All of Us: Everyday Actions We Can Take to Combat Human Trafficking

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It Takes All of Us: Everyday Actions We Can Take to Combat Human Trafficking

(Photo by Paula Watts Photography)   What could I possibly do to cultivate more awareness to human trafficking? Can I actually make a impact in such an overwhelming crisis?   The concept of ending the multifaceted and complex problem that is human trafficking can be overwhelming. Sometimes it is hard to conceptualize how one person can make a difference. We know that to create systemic, long term change, it takes all of us-- a unified force--choosing to do one thing differently every day. When we all work together, even our small actions have collective power. Today, we have a guide on how...

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