3 Ways We Can Be Freedom Fighters For Women Around the World
Modern day slavery, human trafficking, unfair working conditions and wages, these are all great offenses on one’s human rights. According to Equality Now, trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. The International Labour Organization reports that women and girls make up 98% of victims for sexual exploitation. It’s hard to believe that some women live a nightmare the rest of us could never even imagine.
In the midst of this darkness that surrounds many women and girls in the world, there are glimmers of hope and possibility. PURPOSE Jewelry, a unique jewelry brand is using their platform to lift young women out of human trafficking through education and sustainable employment. Through their partnership with International Sanctuary, women who have never understood what being free means can now live in safety, go to university, and experience their self-worth. The absolute beauty behind PURPOSE Jewelry is that you can save a life simply by purchasing a necklace, and what’s even more exciting is that you can become connected and part of the women’s story whose life you are changing.
We at Conscious stand behind such a mission as it inspires us to view this reality differently knowing there are steps we can take to uplift women into freedom. Below are three focused opportunities for us to practice as a united front that can help fight for the freedom of women around the world.Photo credit: pureleephoto.com
As we begin our shopping this Holiday Season, we at Conscious encourage consumers to be conscientious and purposeful when it comes to gift-giving. And with brands such as PURPOSE Jewelry, there is a lot of opportunities to shop consciously for gifts that are not unique but also will make a real difference for another person. Each piece offered by PURPOSE Jewelry is beautifully crafted by young women rescued from sex trafficking, and each piece purchased provides freedom, dignity, and hope for the female artisans. When you make a purchase with PURPOSE Jewelry, you are connecting directly with survivors in Mumbai, India, and Orange County, CA. From the creation of the jewelry to shipping, these young women are playing a critical role in every step of the process. They can earn a fair wage and gain employable skills for the future.
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