Field notes

Spring 2020 at Her Future

COVID-19 Update India is in the midst of a strict, nationwide 40 Day lockdown.  This means you cannot leave your home without police permission, even to buy food.  Our families

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Spring 2019 at Her Future

New Training Center in Nepal We are excited to announce a new joint project at a shelter outside Kathmandu.  Together with our friends at partners at ChoraChori, we are about to

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Child Marriage in India

Child Marriage in India – Another Form of Human Trafficking. by Her Future Research Fellow Richa Gupta, Stanford University According to Girls Not Brides, India has the highest number of

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Pain Won’t Be Her Only Story

Pain Won’t Be Her Only Story By Sarah Annay, Her Future Communications Director and creator of Vision for Empowerment workshops. We first started offering Vision for Empowerment workshops in 2015.  What

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Progress!

Progress! In the anti-trafficking field, we have a lot to celebrate.  When I first got involved in this issue 15 years ago, public awareness as well as government response were

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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

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Otherizing

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

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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

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Sarah Symons, Founder & CEO of Her Future Coalition.

Learn to Trust

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

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