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A Mid-Year Update from The President

I believe it’s important for you to have a clear picture of how Not For Sale, as a social enterprise, works to create new futures. I have just completed a six-month overview of our accomplishments as an agency over the first half of 2011.


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David Batstone Visits Kru Nam in Thailand

In Thailand, stateless ethnic minorities and foreigners are not eligible to receive government provided education, health services, or employment. These marginalized populations face a variety of other serious problems like becoming involved in the trafficking of drugs, illicit goods and people. They lack the ability to protect their young children who often die from preventable diseases and have no access to family planning methods or information regarding how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and STIs. Parents often sell their children for sexual exploitation out of desperation to survive. Not For Sale in Thailand seeks to address the needs of stateless people, prevent modern-day slavery and protect trafficking survivors.

Not For Sale supports Kru Nam, a thriving artist and modern-day abolitionist who has rescued and prevented over 110 children from slavery in the sex industry. She and her organization, VCDF, runs a Children’s Home providing education, health services, shelter, food and vocational skills to stateless children.

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Dave Batstone Visits Cambodia Factory

In Cambodia, children are trafficked for sexual exploitation or forced to solicit anything from flowers to postcards. Children trafficked into organized begging rings often end up being sexual exploited. In fact, NGOs report that nearly one third of trafficking victims in prostitution are children.

Due to Cambodia’s tragic history of genocide, half of its population is now under the age of twenty. Cambodia faces a problem of trying to provide decent work to its young population. The issue further increases cross border migration and perpetuates the vulnerability to human trafficking.

Investigator Academy – Session Added!

Not For Sale’s Summer Investigator Academy is nearing capacity. Session one and three are full. Session two only has one remaining spot. Due to the demand, we have added a fourth session from July 13th to July 24th. For an application, email us at theacademy@notforsalecampaign.org.


Oakland A’s Star, Mat Holliday Joins Team Free2Play!

Matt Holliday, star slugger for the Oakland Athletics has joined team Free2Play  by pledging $500 to the Not For Sale Campaign for every home run he hits this season.  The funds will go to support a roller blading club in Oakland for girls who have escaped the commercial sex industry and a basketball program in […]

The First Global Forum on Human Trafficking

On October 8-9, 2009, leading experts confronting human trafficking will gather in Carlsbad, CA to discuss and strategize innovative techniques to address prevention, protection, and prosecution.

Southerners Fight Slavery! Georgians featured on CNN

Georgians Advocate to Fund Services for Survivors Not For Sale – Georgia has teamed up with State Senators Jack Murphy & Renee Untermann to fund needed services for children who have been victims of sex slavery on the streets of Atlanta and around the state. Volunteers representing Not For Sale – Georgia were at the […]

GHANA: We Did It!

We did it in Ghana! Several weeks ago we alerted you to the urgent need to build a safe house for children near Lake Volta in Ghana. Due to your generosity, we have been able to open a Freedom Center in Tema and start the construction of a vocational center in Kete-Krachi. A group of […]

High School Students on the March!!

I spent the past couple of days in Minneapolis where I had the privilege of being present for a premiere showing of the film Call and Response. Our NFS state team packed out the theater, then led a lantern processional through Uptown, a trendy district of Minneapolis. Nearly 300 folks showed up for the film […]


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