August 2009 – August 2014
The Set1Free campaign actively empowers WorldCraftsSM buyers and aids artisans by highlighting those groups working to free women involved in human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
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Each year, by force, fraud, or coercion, millions of people find themselves trapped in bonded labor and sexual exploitation. WorldCrafts artisan groups are working to end these evils by providing a sustainable income to people in poverty. When earning a living wage, parents are less likely to be seduced by a sex trafficker's poison promises regarding their daughter's future. And young women hoping for a better life are less likely to fall prey to criminals seeking to use and abuse the most vulnerable.
From August 2009 to August 2014, WorldCrafts will focus on this issue by highlighting some of our artisan groups that are working with women freed from sexual exploitation or women at high risk of becoming victims of human trafficking. We're calling it the Set1Free campaign, and there are multiple ways you can get involved.
- Learn more about these issues through stories about artisan groups tackling the problems—spiritual, emotional, and physical—at a grassroots level.
- Purchase items from our Set1Free groups and know that you are financially supporting those on the front lines of this moral crisis.
- Pray for these artisan groups specifically through the Set1Free prayer guide.
- Mobilize others by hosting a Set1Free Freedom Party and telling your church, your friends, and your family about WorldCrafts.
Current WorldCrafts artisan groups on the frontlines of the battle against sexual exploitation and human trafficking:
Child Voice International (Uganda) is providing holistic healing for girls who are former sex slaves and child soldiers in war-torn Uganda.
ConneXions (India) works with women at risk of sexual exploitation.
Eden Ministries (Asia) serves to restore freedom for the captives of Asia’s red-light districts through holistic programs- transforming body, mind and spirit.
Freeset (India) offers alternative employment for those leaving prostitution in Kolkata's infamous sex district.
Higher Ground (Nepal) provides viable, honorable work for women at risk of human trafficking.
Kanzi (East Africa) helps artisans develop a market for their goods, and in turn donates a portion of sales to support orphans and vulnerable children in Uganda. These children are otherwise at risk of being forced into sexual exploitation or child labor.
Kingdom Creations (Cambodia) works with families in poverty whose daughters are at risk of child prostitution.
Love Calcutta Arts (India) helps young women and their mothers break the vicious cycle of the sex industry.
Mother Care Handcrafts (Kenya) is providing former sex trafficking victims a way to provide sustainable living income for their families and the opportunity to hear the offer of eternal life.
New Life Center (Thailand) provides educational and residential services, vocational and life skills training and therapeutic activities to girls and young women from the hill tribe minority groups of northern Thailand who are at risk for or victims of trafficking and abuse.
Proverbs 31 (Uganda) provides income for women in poverty, thus lessening the risk their young daughters will be sold into exploitative child marriages.
Rahab's Rope (India) offers a full range of ministry services to women leaving the sex industry.
Refugee Beads (US) provides needed income and a safe community for refugees now living in Atlanta.
Samaritan Creations (Thailand) is reaching out to women working in Thailand’s sex industry, offering them employment, housing, educational sponsorship, and counseling with a Christian context.
Starfish Project (Asia) is offering hope to exploited women through jewelry making. They offer meaningful alternative employment, vocational training, and educational grants, and a wide array of social programs to women trapped in exploitive situations.
Thai Country Trim (Thailand) provides sustainable employment that keeps women and their children out of prostitution.
The Well (Thailand) offers a living wage and helping hand for those leaving Thailand's notorious sex trade.
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