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  • Preventing Recidivism in Human Trafficking Survivors

    There is a tall wall, topped with barbed wire at one the best shelters in Calcutta for survivors of human trafficking.   Many visitors have asked why they need to keep the survivors behind a wall.  Show up at night and you will see why.  Human traffickers gather outside the wall, tossing notes and even cell phones over to the young women.   


  • Reunited with Kolkata and Boisar Human Trafficking Survivors: Milestones

    I can only attempt describe how wonderful it is to be reunited with the survivors in our jewelry programs in both, Kolkata and Boisar, India. There is inspirational evolution with both the survivors, and, the program itself, and there are milestones being reached at both studio locations. It's always such a pleasure for me to be a witness to such things and these are the things I will treasure forever, even the one's that deliver a bit of backhanded emotional slap to the face.

  • New Way to Grow for Human Trafficking Survivor Scholars

    Girls who were denied their childhood need all the tools and enrichments we can offer them,  in order to become strong, independent adults.  This spring we launched a new program in partnership with Senhoa and Womens Interlink Foundation, offering jewelry training – for therapeutic purposes rather than employment – and an innovative life skills curriculum for school-going survivors, addressing such issues as relationships, hygiene, self-esteem, health and women’s rights . Because education is our number one priority for younger survivors,

  • Metamorphosis of human trafficking survivors

    What a lovely day at the shelter home! It was ‘graduation’ day for the girls who completed
    the Made By Survivors / Senhoa training with beads and crystals under Anh Q. Hua. The training had ‘life-skills’ as a part of the
    curriculum, which involved classes on English, vernacular, general knowledge, bit of civics, home
    science. The training lasted for 3 months. After the completion each of the girls was certified and an

  • Modern Day Slavery and Health

    Not surprisingly, slavery is extremely hazardous to human health and life.  Many children who are trafficked into slavery do not survive to adulthood.

    Sex Trafficking and Health:

    For people enslaved for sexual exploitation, major health concerns include HIV/AIDS and other STDs, Tuberculosis, malnutrition and traumatic injuries such as burns and scarring resulting from physical abuse and violence. 

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