Abolition Kit: Bring them Home
Abolition Kit: Bring them Home
We need your help!
Hey Matter Tribe. We have an urgent matter at hand.
Back in April my husband and I walked the streets of Sonagachi (Asia's largest red-light district) in Kolkata, India. We were there meeting with our partner organization who operates on the front lines, rescuing, restoring, and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
The streets were filled with dust and grime as drunken and drug-addicted men stumbled around looking for a woman to serve as their next fix. Our hearts broke when we saw hundreds of women line the streets each night, knowing they were only a fraction of the thousands of women who filled the towering four-story brothels (the unseen).
As we walked by one of the Nepali brothels, our partner organization let us know these women are tightly controlled. They said these women do not know the local language and many of them were sold to traffickers by their own families because of the dire economic conditions back in Nepal. This left us stunned as we looked at these young girls in the eyes; we knew we couldn't just walk by and do nothing.
That is why we need your help. To bring as many of these girls home as we can, we are launching our UN-SALE!
What this means is we are providing an All of Us Matter It begins with us! tote (with some extra goodies) to anyone makes a contribution of $50 or more toward this cause.
All proceeds will go directly to our partner organization in support of The Nepali Repatriation Project.
Carry a movement with our ‘It Begins With Us’ tote. This amazing bag provides living wages to women who have escaped the sex-trade in Kolkata, India. It is perfect for just about everything. I love taking it to the market or out and about on the town.
Also, inside you will find a personal letter from a women raised in Asia’s largest red light district. Her beautiful story of redemption will encourage and inspire you to look around and see opportunities to lift others up and show kindness. The kit also includes conversation cards to equip and empower you to raise awareness with your friends and family about Human Trafficking and how to make a difference.
All of Us Matter profits are used to fight human trafficking.
The Kit Includes:
1 x It Begins With Us Tote (made in Kolkata, India by survivors of the sex-trade)
1 x Set of Conversation Cards (prompting you to have Conversations that Matter over a cup of coffee)
1 x Lotus Letter (inspiring letter of transformation from a woman raised in Asia’s largest red-light district from our partner organization in Kolkata, India)
‘It Begins With Us’ Totes are limited to the first 50 contributors only
Freeset Bags & Apparel
We collaborated with Freeset to create our ‘It Begins With Us’ tote. Freeset exists for the many women who have never had the choice to be free. They care about the thousands in West Bengal, India who are vulnerable to sex trafficking. These women don’t get to choose their occupation, and Freeset wants to change that. Freeset makes bags, tees, and hand-woven fabrics, and love that they are part of India’s long tradition of cotton and jute production. In 2016, Freeset was awarded Fair Trade Guaranteed status by the World Fair Trade Organization which recognizes their longstanding commitment to fair trade principles.