Daughters Rising empowers at-risk girls to end trafficking and exploitation in their communities and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty



Daughters Rising takes a grassroots approach to working with at-risk populations and underserved ethnic minority communities. We believe that collaboration and long-lasting relationships that respect local culture are the best ways to enact meaningful change. We work with the most at-risk populations in Northern Thailand— ethnic minority women and refugees in underserved rural communities. We believe that by creating as many opportunities as possible for these women and girls, we can help them become strong leaders and advocates. For this reason, we take a multifaceted approach to our work— education, employment and outreach.

When women and girls are educated, know their rights, have self esteem, dignified employment OPPORTUNITIES AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT, they ARE empowered to take their lives into their own hands.

Human traffickers prey on the most desperate and vulnerable. To end this inhumane practice, we must do more to shield migrants and refugees — and particularly young people, women and children — from those who would exploit their yearnings for a better, safer and more dignified future.
— Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The Issue

There are more than 20 million slaves in the world today. According to the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders every year, of which, 80% are female and half are children.

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Not One more

We started with the notion that if we really wanted to prevent trafficking of the most vulnerable victims in the poorest areas, we would need to instill change from the bottom up.

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