As Human Trafficking Awareness Month comes to an end, this does not mean the fight against the injustice stops. Alongside the work of Thistle Farms in Nashville, Thistle Farms Global is proud to support partners around the world who are empowering and employing women survivors who come from all forms of human trafficking. Learn more about four of these inspiring companies you can support.
A social enterprise initiated by Thistle Farms, provides meaningful compensated work to women living in refugee camps. The weavers receive a fair salary, while the entire camp gains access to legal assistance and food security from the sales of their home goods. Refugees are vulnerable to trafficking in numerous ways. One way being refugees pay smugglers to flee to safety, which is often coupled with a high-risk of being trafficked after arriving into the recipient country.
Nomi Network’s vision is a world without slavery where every woman can know her full potential. The mission is to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with leadership, entrepreneurship, and production skills to become financially independent. Nomi Network spreads “love heals around the world” with their collaborative totes made by the women of co-ops in Cambodia and India.
Purpose Jewelry aims to pair the art of jewelry making with a holistic care, to ensure every artisan receives freedom and hope for the future. Through their non-profit, International Sanctuary, Purpose Jewelry is able to include education, health care and counseling for women survivors of human trafficking. The programs provided for every artisan will equip the women life skills and opportunities to succeed.
Local Women’s Handicraft
Local Women’s Handicraft promotes quality education, employment and health care for all people in the community, by providing women with employment, offering education for women and building learning centers. LWH was started to promote healthy working conditions for the women in Nepal who are often subjected to forced labor. This is a another form of human trafficking, taking advantage of workers, underpaying them and working in unhealthy work environments.
Your purchase of global products supports the fight against human trafficking and the dignity and empowerment of its survivors around the world.