Safe Passage: Help 150 Girls Survive Trafficking

 
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Safe Passage: Help 150 Girls Survive Trafficking

Safe Passage: Help 150 Girls Survive Trafficking
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Roma Girl Living on Streets of Serbia

Roma Girl Living on Streets of Serbia
Roma girls living on the streets of former Yugoslavia often do not have access to education, medicine, or a safe place to live. They are easy prey for traffickers and sex tourists. FAIR Fund's team finds approximately 50 such girls a year and offers them a chance to join our program to lead a safe life. (view small | med | large | orig)

A place of exploitation for homeless girls

A place of exploitation for homeless girls
The FAIR Fund team found a few homeless and trafficked Roma girls in this abandoned house in Serbia in 2009. The smell of trash, broken toys, and dangerous glass were overwhelming. Without immediate help, these girls would have been left to fend for themselves, surrounded by traffickers and their customers. (view small | med | large | orig)

A Painting of Peace by a teen girl

A Painting of Peace by a teen girl
Recently a teen girl in FAIR Fund's life skills and art therapy program, JewelGirls, painted this painting for the FAIR Fund staff. She used part of the money she earned from making and selling her own jewelry and bought an airbrush. The staff at FAIR Fund was deeply moved. When asked about the painting, this young girl said that she feels peaceful in FAIR Fund's program... so she painted a face of peace! (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls creatiing jewelry at a FAIR Fund workshop

Girls creatiing jewelry at a FAIR Fund workshop
Each week, many of FAIR Fund's girls in our programs come together to create their own jewelry while learning value financial literacy skills. After creating jewelry with us each week, we arrange sales parties to help the girls learn to sell their jewelry. In this photo, you see the hands of our D.C. clients as they had fun making new designs with New York based designer, Bonnie Young. (view small | med | large | orig)

Girls learning new job skills at FAIR Fund

Girls learning new job skills at FAIR Fund
This small group of girls learned to manage money at FAIR Fund with our partner in Uganda, UYDEL. The day this photo was taken, these girls were learning how to market their jewelry and manage their inventory. Learning these critical financial literacy skills will prepare them for a safer future. (view small | med | large | orig)

Actress Gabrielle Christian promotes FAIR Fund

Actress Gabrielle Christian promotes FAIR Fund
Actress Gabrielle Christian is our official spokeswoman for the teen girls in our JewelGirls program. In August 2008, she traveled to Serbia to help make an upcoming documentary telling the stories of the teen girls in FAIR Fund's program. Here, she is photographed at a Los Angeles party selling the jewelry created by teen girl survivors of trafficking in our Serbian program. (view small | med | large | orig)

FAIR Fund reaching out to street girls

FAIR Fund reaching out to street girls
In this photo, a FAIR Fund student staff person is preparing to reach out to street involved and potentially trafficked teen girls in Kenya. Her work with FAIR Fund enabled us begin our work with trafficked girls in Kenya and Uganda. (view small | med | large | orig)

Building A Sense of Trust

Building A Sense of Trust
We create a safe space for girls to spend one on one time with our staff and volunteers. In this photo, our D.C. national program manager is talking to a teen girl survivor of homeless who is empowering herself through our jewelry making program. Girls gather in our D.C. program three times a week where they learn new communication skills and we can make sure they are safe from future trafficking situations. (view small | med | large | orig)

Teen Girl @ FAIR Fund enjoying our workshops

Teen Girl @ FAIR Fund enjoying our workshops
This 17 year old girl joined FAIR Fund's workshops in June 2011. She comes now almost every day and is learning new coping skills and building her confidence! (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

FAIR Girls

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.fairgirls.org

Project Leader

Andrea Powell

Washington, DC United States

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