National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Presidential Proclamation -- National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2017NATIONAL SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH, 2017- - - - - - -BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAA PROCLAMATIONOur Nation wrestled with the issue of slavery in a way that nearly tore us apart -- its fundamental notion in direct contradiction with our founding premise that we are all c…

You Are Invited: 31 Days of Strength and Dignity

Nearly every day I read about an individual or group that is impacting the lives of those in need. Whether it is education for girls, water for the poor or shelter for those fleeing for their lives it is inspiring and a refreshing counter the reports of hatred, malice and death.January is "National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month." Most states, countries and regions of the world ded…

When Does 1 + 1 = 3?

In Honor of the Resilience and Strength our Partner Centers, We are Thrilled to Introduce “113” Made for Freedom Tee Shirts!Imagine... ...that you are a young woman living in Port au Prince dealing with extreme poverty. You have been doing all you can to provide for your two children. Everyone in your slum community is struggling and feels The Reality of Economic Inequality. The best you ca…

Freedom from Human trafficking

At thirteen, Sonali* was stolen from her village, dragged to the back streets of Sonagacchi and sold into prostitution. Her first customer drugged and raped her unconscious body.Sonali now has a job she enjoys which provides for her needs as well as opportunities to further her education.Human trafficking is the third largest illicit industry after arms and drugs. In 2010 Interpol said human traff…

White Tee Series: Part 1

With its minimalist charm and versatility, the white shirt is the casual cousin to the little black dress and a staple for any woman’s wardrobe. The white tee can be worn at any time of the day and during any season, but there is something about summer that makes a white tee even more alluring. Made for Freedom has come up with a five part White Tee Series that will teach you how to style you…

A new beginning for Fasai

Part of our Faces of Human Trafficking Series “Fasai”*, a Lahu girl, comes from a broken family. The Lahus, a semi-nomadic hill tribe, originated from China and Tibet before migrating to Thailand, mostly the northern provinces. In Fasai’s case, her father never recognized her as his daughter. Eventually the marriage ended and Fasai’s mother later remarried. Divorce is fairly easy to obt…