Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Save Children from Sex Trafficking! // The Somaly Mam Foundation {Sevenly}

Sevenly is one of my absolute favourite organisations and I buy vests/t-shirts and jumpers/sweaters from them as often as I can. They enable me to promote world change in 3 ways: 1) giving to a cause, 2) being a billboard for change by 'wearing my heart on my sleeve' and 3) by wearing garments that are ethical.

Dale Partridge and Aaron Chavez got together in January of 2011 with the mission of leading a generation toward generosity. With a belief that people mattered, they began a journey to change the world. On June 13th 2011, Sevenly was born. By creating weekly cause campaigns where customers could purchase products that gave $7 to a weekly charity, Sevenly successfully unlocked not only a way to crowdfund for causes, but to drive massive social awareness as well.

This week's organisation that they are supporting is The Somaly Mam Foundation and together, they are fighting to put an end to child sex trafficking.

Today, untold numbers of children are exploited in Southeast Asia's sex trade. Children, living in this very poor region of the world, are particularly vulnerable to the false promises of traffickers. In some cases, men pay to have sex with children as young as three years old. Often, these girls are imprisoned in brothels, where they are beaten, raped, and tortured on a daily basis.

THE SOLUTION? This week you will help rescue and rehabilitate young girls who have been held captive as sex slaves. Your support can help provide an investigation and brothel raid in addition to providing a safe environment where survivors will receive food, shelter, medical, and psychological care.

Watch this weeks '1 cause 1 minute' video from Sevenly for more details.

So get involved! Even if you can't give financially, share this cause on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest, etc! Get the word out! 


Ronell x

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