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An Introduction to the City of Phnom Penh

Elena Baxter

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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THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING | Who They Are Celebrates the Official Launch in New York City

Elena Baxter

THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING | Who They Are Celebrates the Official Launch in New York City

Last Wednesday, April 24, we officially celebrated the launch of Who They Are, our 501(c)3 status and the unique opportunity and partnership with the Nomi Network Fashion Incubator program in Cambodia this June. Over 60 guests toasted with us on a beautiful Spring night to a buzzing New York City backdrop. Your support, near or far, helped us raise $3,533.25 to support our partnership in South East Asia to aid in the uplifting of at-risk women and survivors of human trafficking be lifted out of poverty to create a sustainable future! And while April has been an incredible month for...

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT | WHO THEY ARE IS HEADED TO CAMBODIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH X NOMI NETWORK!

Elena Baxter

ANNOUNCEMENT | WHO THEY ARE IS HEADED TO CAMBODIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH X NOMI NETWORK!

WE'RE HEADED TO CAMBODIA!   I'm excited to announce that this June 2019, on behalf of Who They Are, I will be heading to Cambodia in partnership with the Nomi Network and the Nomi International Fashion Training (NIFT) program to provide entrepreneurial and marketing skills to at-risk and survivors of human trafficking in Phnom Penh.  There are so many ways that you can get involved, includingDONATING to this exciting opportunity to provide the tools necessary for women to lift themselves out of poverty in order to support themselves and their families     Fundraising Goal: $10,000 +Travel+Materials for women participating in the program+Grant &...

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11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

Elena Baxter

11 Organizations Creating a World Without Human Trafficking

Image by Ryan Holloway   January is the official month for Human Trafficking Awareness. In 2019, we have the tools to gain knowledge within seconds, passenger self-driven cars, take flight over oceans, practically live and breathe digitally, and shrug at how effortless global connectivity is. In 2019, we also have 40 million sex, labor and organ slaves that span the entire world. In one whole day, we could operate completely encompassed by futuristic technology, while coexisting with inhumane and outdated back alley offense on human dignity. It begs the question: if we are so smart and so modern, how does...

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