NFS News Archive April, 2013

Breaking News


City of Amsterdam takes new steps towards regulating prostitution in the red-light district

In November of last year, we reported that city officials in the Netherlands’ capital had begun to discuss changes to the laws surrounding legalized prostitution in the red-light district. This month, our Not For Sale Netherlands team has reported progress towards the strengthening of regulations and oversight to ensure the protection of women working behind […]

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At-risk Youth Train as Young Entrepreneurs

UCAYALI, PERU: This week, Not For Sale launches a unique new training initiative for at-risk youth in the Peruvian Amazon. The Young Indigenous Entrepreneurs program focuses on the development of leadership skills, and expertise in sustainable harvesting of natural resources that can be grown and processed for local and international markets. Developed in partnership with ECOSIRA, a local organization representing seventy indigenous communities in the region, the training comes as part of Not For Sale’s program to prevent trafficking and labour exploitation launched in early 2012. Twenty young community leaders, committed to helping their home community develop into a safer environment, have been selected to participate in the program over the next year.
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New Children’s Library Opens at Not For Sale Thailand

CHIANG RAI, THAILAND: Six years ago, Kru Nam wanted to take some of the stateless children rescued into the Not For Sale children’s home to the local library. When she arrived she was refused access, told that her children had no right to the resources of the library, they were not welcome. Turned away and deeply angry, Kru Nam began to dream of the day when she could provide these kids with the resources they deserved.

Aini is Not For Sale

Aini grew up in a poor family in the Philippines. Putting food on the table was an ongoing struggle, and from a young age Aini felt the pressure to help support her family. Knowing her family’s troubles, a family friend offered to help Aini find work abroad. He knew someone who would hire her as a housekeeper in the Netherlands, an opportunity that Aini believed could remove her family from poverty forever.


Update from Amsterdam: A look inside the shelter

 Mil Bijnen, Head Coordinator of Not For Sale local partner shelter in Amsterdam. Everyday our partner Mil is working with women coming directly from the sexual exploitation, physical violence and emotional manipulation of sex trafficking in Amsterdam. Together with her, and because of your donations, we are providing survivors with a professional setting and a […]
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Walking the Road to Recovery with Ann

Report by Mariana Petersel, Not For Sale Romania Director For months we have been walking together with Ann on the road from cruelty, deception and shame to many more like Ann who cannot walk this road without us.

Luk is not for sale

This week, 130 children at Not For Sale’s Children’s Home in Thailand are delighting in the week long Team Not For Sale Camp. The camp is in its fourth year and brings a highly anticipated week fun for kids, staff and volunteers to learn, play and join together with new and old friends.


Announcing Not For Sale Soup on shelves in over 100 stores in europe

    Today, Not For Sale is happy to announce that the global retail giant HEMA is joining us in the fight for freedom. To help support Not For Sale’s work around the world, HEMA is selling organic, high-quality soup and is donating a portion of the proceeds to Not For Sale. The four different soup […]
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Joining forces (NOT MERGING) with Love146 for April Fools’ Day

Sometimes you need a good laugh. Yesterday, we made a pretty one-of-a-kind announcement: Not For Sale was merging with one of our fellow anti-slavery organizations, Love146 (see the release here). We chuckled to ourselves (only six of us from both sides were in on the joke—we surprised our teams as well!) for days beforehand just […]


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