November 21, 2008: The holidays are almost here already, and that means gifts… so when you spend your scarce cash this year, please do it with a conscience. Hard times can be particularly hard for those who are already struggling! So please buy your gifts this year from The Emancipation Network. TEN is an international organization that fights slavery with empowerment, “slavery-proofing” survivors and high risk communities by giving them economic alternatives and education and using the Made By Survivors products to help build the abolition movement in the United States.
TEN sells beautiful handicrafts made by survivors at 18 shelters around the world, and offers business development to help survivors and shelters build sustainable enterprises. One hundred percent of profits from the sale of TEN products go back to anti-slavery efforts.
TEN offers you a way to become involved in fighting human trafficking by helping survivors and educating your community about this human rights crisis. We encourage you to give their site and products a serious look while you’re shopping for holiday gifts – especially for someone who cares about human rights!