Why India and Nepal

Why India and Nepal? The latest report from the UN estimates that there are  over 40 million slaves in the world today.  40% of the world’s slavery is concentrated in South Asia.  This same region has the highest rates of child labor, child marriage and other severe problems affecting women and girls.   Why India?  India is caught between the developed and … Read more


Otherizing It troubles me that so many posters and campaigns about sex trafficking in the US depict a slender white girl with long, straight, blonde hair.  The reality is that 77% of victims in human trafficking incidents reported in the U.S. are people of color.  (Bureau of Justice Statistics Report). Of course, people of each and … Read more

How Not to Portray Trafficking

How Not to Portray Trafficking Each year, we host an art show of photography created in the Vision for Empowerment workshop series, which we have offered to women in Calcutta for the past 4 years.  The purpose of the workshops, taught by international photographer Sarah Annay, is both therapeutic self-expression and to explore careers in … Read more

Learn to Trust

Sarah Symons, Founder & CEO of Her Future Coalition.

Learning to Trust Fifteen of us sat in a circle on the cool marble floor, drawing birds and flowers.  The girls ranged in age from Jasminda, a tiny seven-year-old with uncanny artistic abilities, to Rishi, a clever 20 year old who just started at college and probably should have been studying, but couldn’t resist joining … Read more