This is in no way a comprehensive list of organizations and resources – we began with dear friends of ours and will continue to build this “living” toolkit. If you would like to be included in this toolkit, kindly email us with the following information: 1. Organization, book, or film/video name, 2. Website/URL, 3. Description (2-3 sentences) of your project, and 4. Contact information. We’ll reach out with questions or to confirm that you’ve been added.
A non-profit organization that documents stories of crimes against humanity through film, as a way to enable survivors to record their experiences as an act of healing, a call to action and to create historical evidence. Hear their stories; demand change. Website
Aruna is an athleisure bags and accessories brand creating lifelong freedom for victims of sex trafficking by offering employment marked by holistic care. Through shopping their products, participating in their events, and donating to their work, you become a part of each woman’s freedom story. Shop for her freedom at Aruna Project | Learn more about Aruna in this video | Email
Women suffer disadvantages and hardships in many cultures, especially in Nepal. Daya International shines a light on our sisters’ plight. Daya’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for marginalized women and youth in Nepal. Website | Email
Dressember is a global movement utilizing fashion and creativity to combat human trafficking from every angle. Their mission is to equip and empower individuals to advocate for the dignity of all people, and their vision is a world where all are free. Each December they host a style challenge where men and women wear a dress or tie for 31 days. Join them at Dressember.
Global Orphan Prevention
Global Orphan Prevention is passionate in their mission of orphan prevention through family sustainability in Nepal. They strive to keep vulnerable mothers and children together by providing sustainable solutions to families through education, economic development, maternity and clean birthing programs, animal husbandry, and child trafficking interventions. Website | Email
GoPhilanthropic Foundation collaborates to expand the power and potential that resides at the grassroots, where under-resourced communities are working to gain equal access to education, health, human rights, and opportunities that we are all entitled to. The positive shifts that are required to solve our greatest global imbalances will require us to listen more carefully, trust more deeply, and commit more fully to becoming a better humanity – together. Website
Her Future Coalition
Her Future Coalition combats trafficking in South Asia by providing education, shelter, and holistic support to the highest-risk survivors and girls. Since 2005, Her Future Coalition has worked in rescue shelters, red-light areas, and border villages of India and Nepal, helping over 4,000 women and girls on their journey to freedom and independence. Website | Email
Himalayan Entrepreneur Resources (HER)
HER is an empowerment initiative in Nepal that gives health, safety, and autonomy to marginalized women, so they live free from sexual exploitation and abuse. They accomplish this by:
- Addressing medical crises. Women receive health education and feminine hygiene products.
- Addressing gender-based violence. Women receive trauma-informed education and learn about their legal rights.
- Equipping female entrepreneurs. Women receive business grants, accountability, mentorship, ongoing education, and legal protection.
- Combating trafficking in South Asia by providing education, shelter, and holistic support to highest-risk survivors and girls.
Website | Email
Ho’ola Na Pua (New Life for Our Children)
Ho’ola Na Pua is committed to the prevention of sex trafficking and provides care for youth who have been exploited. The organization works statewide in Hawaii, to transform the system of care to ensure all youth have a bright future. Pearl Haven provides comprehensive residential care for girls who have suffered severe sexual trauma and exploitation. Website | Email | Helpline: (808) 900-8740
Mountain Child is a non-profit organization that carries out all of its work and projects through the donations of individuals and organizations that wish to become active participants in their efforts to carry hope to the children of the Himalayas. Their research has revealed a number of causes– including those related to health, trafficking, education, child labor, and the environment – that keep the people living in remote Himalayan villages in a cycle of suffering and poverty. Website
Out of Ashes
Out of Ashes works toward ending child prostitution, sexual abuse, and the sale of girls and women, starting with the vulnerable women and children from the untouchable castes of Nepal and India. The work of Out of Ashes consists of both preventative measures for girls as young as five years old from becoming victims, and of saving girls who are already sexually abused and slaves in brothels. The vision is to create safe homes where girls can experience security, love and care, and where help can be provided with long-term education, vocational training, and creating jobs for them when they grow up. Website
This Christ-centered organization provides mental health services – including individual support sessions, group programming, and trauma care – to people affected by armed conflict. Populations affected by war and conflict often endure significant and adverse psychological effects, stemming from witnessing or having direct exposure to acts of physical, sexual and emotional violence. These experiences diminish the capacity of individuals and groups to provide for their own needs and cope with future challenges but through specialized programming, Tutapona aims to equip them with the tools they need to overcome, reach emotional well-being, and have hope for their futures. Website | Email