NFS News Archive December, 2011
Thank you for partnering with us in the movement to end slavery. What an impact we’ve made in 2011 — and we can’t wait to get to work in 2012.
Today I am in the Peruvian Amazon, already working toward our rigorous 2012 objectives. Together we are moving upstream, creating tools and enterprises that will give new futures to survivors and prevent vulnerable communities from falling victim to the worst human rights abuse of our day.
In 2012, Not For Sale will work diligently to create new futures for women in forced prostitution in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. The organization has announced its plans to implement a pilot training program that first equips these vulnerable women with catering skills, and then provides employment as chefs.
011 has been an unparalleled year for the Abolitionist movement. Together, we’ve prevented human trafficking across the globe and created new futures for survivors of modern-day slavery. Check out just a few of our favorite 2011 Highlights below.
Recently, the team at NFS Thailand was forced to take action and rescue a number of small children being abused by their father. At the very young age of three, Me-Sa became her family’s biggest earner as tourists on the Thailand and Myanmar border could not resist giving money to the adorable little girl as she begged with her three older siblings. Me-Sa’s parents, both methamphetamine addicts, used the money they earned to indulge their drug habits and rarely considered their children’s welfare until after they got their fix.
Beyond a doubt, 2011 has been the greatest year in Not For Sale’s history. With your partnership and support we have hit our objectives, exceeded our goals, and (most importantly) made remarkable strides in the movement to end modern-day slavery.
But we’re just getting started.
Google.org’s funding will directly benefit the not-for-profit organization’s work in Romania, providing aftercare to survivors of human trafficking and empowering those survivors through employment.
Not For Sale owns a small agricultural enterprise and runs a skilled job-training program for survivors of modern slavery at its project in Timisoara, Romania.
As holiday shopping reaches fever pitch, Not For Sale encourages people to download and use the Free2Work App 2.0 to help them select gifts that promote and protect worker’s rights.
Free2Work recently launched a new app for iPhone & Android with a barcode scanner, making it easier for you to make informed purchasing decisions, and specifically ones that do not involve child or forced labor.
Not For Sale is saying goodbye to its current group of hardworking young fellows today.
The fellows joined Not For Sale in July of this year after selflessly dedicated the last six months of their lives to the abolitionist movement and ending modern slavery worldwide.