It all started 5 years ago today with a little statement on our founder Leanne Rhodes' Facebook page.
Today is Global Human Trafficking Awareness day.....so I got together with some amazing friends and started Abolishion. A non-profit set to break the systems that keep people in sexual slavery.
Check it out: www.abolishion.org
It's amazing to think of all that has been accomplished in just 5 years. Here are just some of the things we are celebrating today:
We have an awareness course in 8 languages that has been used by individuals, NGOs, schools, churches and government.
We have done into-trafficking presentations all over the globe: Romania, Moldova, United States, Canada, Australia, Spain, Germany, Italy, UK, Greece and Poland.
We have trained hundreds of professionals in the social work, education, medical and non-profit sectors.
We have worked with government to help rewrite the National Referral Mechanism in Romania.
We have set up ROAM Living, a social enterprise selling high quality leather laptop covers and accessories in order to create jobs for survivors.
We have launched a Be Safe On Social Media program in high schools in both Poland and Romania.
We have worked with some very amazing people, including you!
Isn't it amazing!
Just like all 5 year olds, we love birthday gifts! If you would like to give a birthday gift, we will jump up and down in excitement like all 5 year olds do when receiving gifts.
Thank you so much for being a part of our first 5 years. We couldn't have done it without you on our team!
All we know is the best is yet to come!
Happy, happy birthday to us!