Friday, June 28, 2013

Abolition International Fundraiser

 *Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post. Just passing on some information.

Human trafficking is a huge problem all around the world (and I do mean ALL around the world- even here in the US!). There are an estimated 27 million people in slavery today.  Many groups are working to fight against this, including Abolition International. They're doing a new fundraiser- check out the info below.

Abolition International was founded in 2005 and works to end sexual slavery by providing hope and freedom through quality aftercare, accreditation, advocacy, and awareness. Caring for survivors and giving them a chance for a better future is the heartbeat of the organization. 
Abolition International is proud to be partnering with Transitions Global to make Sok Pisey, and Sopheak’s dreams a reality.

They now have an extension of jewelry that officially launches this FALL.

Penh Lenh exists to empower women in Cambodia to be free from their former lives, realize their dreams, and become whole again.
Human trafficking is a global issue slowly becoming uncovered by mainstream media; however, many people remain unaware of the prevalence of sex and labor slavery in our modern-day world. Today, slavery is a 32 billion dollar global industry, with an estimated minimum of 21 million slaves worldwide. 
In fact, there are more slaves today than at any other point in the history of mankind. Cambodian women and children are at high risk for sex trafficking, as the country is a source, destination, and transit site for sex slaves along with neighboring countries Vietnam and Thailand. Southeast Asia is one of the largest hubs
for sex trafficking in the world.

In 2006, Transitions Global saw that trafficking was a growing issue in Cambodia and set up an aftercare facility for young women rescued from sex trafficking. At Transitions’ Dream Home, survivors receive quality counseling, education, and the opportunity to learn how to live independently and pursue their dreams. Abolition International, an
anti-trafficking organization based in Nashville, TN, has partnered with Transitions Global to expand their facilities and implement a program for two of the Dream Home residents. In the past year, Sok Pisey and Sopheak at the Dream Home expressed an unwavering desire to create beautiful jewelry as a means to an independent life and a better future. Abolition International, in partnership with Transitions Global, has worked tirelessly to bring together an experienced team of dedicated men and women to help these young women start a business and create a sustainable high-quality jewelry line.

This is Penh Lenh (PEN-LEN).
Penh Lenh, in the native Cambodian language of Khmer, means "whole." Just like the pieces of jewelry they have created, these women are not broken or pieced together; they are strong and wonderfully made.
Sok Pisey and Sopheak are active participants in the Penh Lenh jewelry line. They are currently perfecting their jewelry-making skills and are learning how to make the first round of Penh Lenh pieces. Penh Lenh jewelry will officially launch in Fall 2013, but today, you have a unique opportunity to help seed this program by investing in Penh Lenh jewelry. Please visit to learn how you can invest in these girls’ dreams and share in their journey of feeling “whole” again.