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NEWS FROM THE FRONTLINES
- India Latha: Freedom, Dignity and Purpose FoundMarried to a husband who respected her, Latha thought she was truly one of the lucky ones. All this changed over time, as her family environment became very abusive. For her safety, Latha knew she had no other decision than to leave, but she did not know where to go or who to turn to. But Latha is one of the lucky ones, as she soon found shelter and solace with NFS. She recently started valuable job training which would position her well for a sought after career. Join us, in helping others like Latha find their freedom, dignity and purpose in life!
- South Africa South Africa empowering locals towards sustained actionSince the Not For Sale South Africa program commenced three years ago, a main goal was always to empower local organizations and government agencies so that the program would eventually not be needed. We believe this is a much more sustainable approach in combatting modern day slavery globally. We have certainly made some huge strides in this direction recently, as a new local South African Rapid Response and Coalition Coordinator has recently taken leadership. We will be walking alongside this individual to ensure they continue to be well equipped for this responsibility.
- Thailand Finding Their PassionWe offer a wide variety of life skills training in Thailand. Music therapy is held every weekend. The session opens with 10 minutes of meditation, then the music begins. Older children and staff play guitar while the others sing along. After they are done, the staff tell bedtime stories to help the children relax, while also teaching them real-life lessons. While many of the children enjoy these weekly meetings, it is not the only option they have to express themselves. Children are able to self-identify with what they do. We are helping former street children find their passion.
- Romania Mariana Petersel Nominated for Trust Woman Hero AwardMariana, the NFS Romania Director, has been nominated for the Trust Woman Hero Award. A top ten finalist, she was chosen out of 130 entries from 42 countries. The winner will be announced at the Trust Women Conference on December 3-4. The award is given to a woman who helps advance women's rights in an innovative and high-impact manner. Mariana has also been invited to speak at the event. We are honored that Mariana is being recognized by the international community for her groundbreaking work in women's rights.
- Peru Our Indigenous Partners Attend ExpoamazonicaWe recently helped our partners in Peru attend an exposition on Amazon resources in Iquitos. Not only did indigenous leaders attend, but some of the artisans as well. This helped them build relationships with other people within their market, as well as have a better understanding of what the market wants and needs from them. The President of the regional government, Yvan Vasquez Valera, proclaimed that "Just as we open the door to international investors, we must also open the doors to all the Peruvians." His statement highlights the importance of local, national and international markets.
- The Netherlands Dutch Women in a Dutch KitchenFor the first time since we opened in April 2012, we have two native Dutch survivors of exploitation training at Not For Sale Netherlands. Quite a change for our head chef to be able to speak her own language when demonstrating culinary cutting techniques or explaining how to mix ingredients. They are very interested in the project and even volunteered to come help us sell the soup they make in the Red Light District. Being from the Netherlands, they are a reminder to us that when put in a vulnerable position, any of us could be victims of exploitation, no matter where you are from.