NFS News Archive Global Forum
Six years ago, Not For Sale Co-Founder and CEO, David Batstone, met Kru Nam in Thailand, an abolitionist working on meager resources, who still managed to show incredible dedication in the fight against modern-day slavery. Despite her personal struggles, she continued to work, undeterred by the setbacks, to provide a future for hundreds of stateless children in the Golden Triangle region of Thailand. So inspired by her story, she soon became the catalyst behind the creation of Not For Sale. This is her story.
In part 1 of our special on ‘Human Trafficking and the Election 2012,’ we focused on the TVPA and outlined its implications. In part 2, we shift our gaze onto regional legislation, specifically in California and Proposition 35, the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act (CASE Act). In the limited space below it is impossible to explain all the complexities of those for and against the Act. However we hope presenting both sides will inspire further research into the initiative.
Last week, HOME soup–the social enterprise employing survivors at Not For Sale Netherlands–expanded to now feature catering! The move began at the Amsterdam location of Juniper Networks, a global technology company that has partnered with Not For Sale to create new futures for survivors of modern-day slavery.
The date for the 2012 Not For Sale Global Forum has been set! Mark your calendars for November 1st & 2nd to attend the premiere conference exploring effective and innovative strategies for stemming the tide of human trafficking worldwide. Hosted annually by Not For Sale since 2009, the Global Forum has served as a major catalyst for mobilizing an international modern-day abolitionist movement.
This January, in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Not For Sale wants to outline some ways for you to get more involved in the movement to end modern slavery.
With an estimated 1 million South Korean women enslaved in brothels in South Korea and an estimated 30,000 Cambodians trafficked into Malaysia in recent years, Not For Sale felt it was essential to host this event in the region. The innovative summit, which attracted hundreds of attendees and was covered by CNN, was tailor-made to take the conversation and vision for the anti-slavery movement to a higher level within this region.
Academy Award winning actress Mira Sorvino’s inspirational speech was one of the most talked-about highlights from the 2011 Global Forum on Human Trafficking. The UN Goodwill ambassador spoke passionately about her work within the abolitionist movement as she brought attendees up to speed on the realities of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Groundbreaking discussions took place at the 2011 Global Forum on Human Trafficking, but Not For Sale also ensured there were some hilarious moments to remember.
One of the funniest segments saw Not For Sale staff step onto the main stage to strut their stuff during a showcase if the hugely popular AllSaints Spitalfields Not For Sale T-shirt collection.
Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt led a very special toast at the 2011 Global Forum on Human Trafficking. Both speakers were warmly greeted with standing ovations as they took to the stage to discuss their views on the abolitionist movement and their involvement.