Nest teams up with SOLD to bring craft to trafficked women

13% of Nest’s Global Artisan Community is based in India, where Nest supports 36 artisan businesses, representing more than 12,ooo individuals. Recognizing India as high on the Tier 2 watch list for child trafficking, we are proud to announce our partnership with SOLD,a world-renowned feature film and global movement called the Taught Not Trafficked campaign. SOLD tells the story of thirteen-year-old Lakshmi, who is tricked and forced into sexual slavery in a prison brothel in India. Her will is never broken as she searches for a way back to freedom. This powerful film gives voice to the 5.5 million children who disappear every year, making human slavery one of the biggest human rights issues of our time. By bringing our partnership to SOLD’s Taught Not Trafficked initiative, Nest will harness the power of craft to heal, strengthen, and inspire, by providing artisan business development programs to formerly trafficked girls and women in safe houses and businesses employing survivors in India. Sara an Marika from the Nest team are currently in India to lay the foundation as we work towards our goal to reach 2,000 women in the coming year.

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