Posts tagged: Thought Leader

How we become | Together

“Thank you.”  You are with us.  You have “oohed and aahed” at the rich colors of saris carefully woven together to create beautiful pillows, napkins, and bucket bags.   You have recognized and valued what it means and what it takes...

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A critical journey | Sarah Lance

There are a lot of building blocks, thousands of pieces to be put in place, to create the opportunity for one woman to find a lifetime of sustainable freedom from sexual exploitation.  Some of the pieces are well-known: mental health...

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Still She Rises | 13 years on a freedom journey

The women I have had the privilege of working with at Sari Bari long ago disabused me of the notion that they would be living their lives as victims. The very step of taking a job that provides a tangible...

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Sandbagging the Tide of Human Trafficking

Almost 13 years ago this month we were about to begin Sari Bari:  a freedom business that creates modern Kantha products for the western market while providing employment to women who are vulnerable to human trafficking or exploited by the...

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Why I didn't wear blue on Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Human Trafficking Awareness Day was a couple of weeks ago. In fact, January is Human Trafficking Awareness month – FYI.  And apparently we wear blue to promote awareness now. I am not new to promoting human trafficking awareness, but wearing...

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