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Be Hers supports projects with purpose. With organisations on the ground, we work together to see women and children rescued and restored from the injustice of human trafficking. Because of your support, her freedom story is now one of hope.
We have had a direct impact on the lives of sex trafficking survivors. Some of the ways we have been able to invest into these girls is through the establishment of a sewing centre, providing medical funds, building a new home, caring for and assisting in rehabilitation, and even providing a beautiful girl with a new set of teeth!
Here is just one of many stories:
Because of you, Sokha’s* life was transformed. She arrived into the care of SHE Rescue home pregnant as a result of sexual exploitation. During her time there she gave birth to a healthy baby girl and her perpetrator was convicted. Sokha has now completed a one-year sewing training program and is so proud of herself, she wants to run her own business one day and practices by making dresses for her daughter and the housemothers.
*name changed to protect her identity
We have resourced a Child Advocacy Centre in Cambodia, which focuses on the protection and rehabilitation of children. In 2018 there were 41 survivors between the ages of 2-17. We were able to support the aftercare for some of the 39 Thai survivors including full educational support for 8 children and extended medical support for 18 survivors of trafficking.
One of the survivors we assisted suffered from severe PTSD. This case was one of the worst cases due to the severity of the exploitation. The survivor was only 11 years old when she was sold in a sex trafficking ring. The child and her family were placed in a safe house, and an A21 team monitored and supported them daily for months before the survivor was allowed to attend school. Currently, the survivor goes to regular counselling and no longer has nightmares. She is enrolled in a nursing program and we are supporting her in her journey to receive the best possible education and achieve her goals for a better life.
AIM fights against human trafficking through rescue, restoration and prevention. AIM has rescued over 1500 survivors and have assisted in the arrest of over 350 traffickers. Through establishing restoration homes in Cambodia and Belize, survivors are provided with security and support from social workers. We partner with AIM school which is a prevention program in Cambodia that helps to avert slavery through providing children with an education.
IJM supports local police in rescue operations and fights against cyber-sex trafficking of children in the Philippines.
Joy* was just ten years old when she was sexually exploited online. Her parents had recently separated and a woman Joy* trusted invited her and her friends into her home. A disgusting act of abuse, the woman instructed the children to take off their clothes whilst she took pictures. Seven years after Joy* was first exploited, IJM discovered the abuse and partnered with police to rescue Joy* and arrest the woman. Because of your support, Joy* and 15 other children were brought to freedom. Today, Joy* is in school and motivating other survivors to pursue their dreams by interning at a government shelter and mentoring other victims of online sexual exploitation.
Our Hobart-based sewing centre provides employment for local refugee women. The Dream Free range is sewn by our seamstresses and we have recently extended the centre to offering alterations and some custom merchandise. Through providing regular and dignified employment, these women are given the opportunity to dream free again.
In 2021 we raised $23,000 to help the women working in the sewing centre. We are beyond grateful for the support and care of our community. Currently, we are speaking to lawyers on the family's behalf about humanitarian visas and ways to find this family the safety and support they deserve. Thank you for helping us help her!
We work with Sewing Centres, providing dignified employment to vulnerable women.
Our Dream Free product range not only provides employment but also extends our awareness reach. It makes bold statements, starts conversations and continues the restoration stories of incredible women.
Shop for freedom by choosing to purchase with purpose. All profits will be re-invested into the fight against human trafficking.
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