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Purpose Jewelry, empowering women rescued from human trafficking

Before starting telling you what Purpose does, I think it’s best that we stop to think for a few minutes about some surprising figures. As you can read on the iSanctuary website, over 27 million people are suffering the struggles of modern-slavery now in countries like India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Vietnam or Cambodia. 80% of those are women and more than half are children. Children 5 years of age are sold and forced into labor and sexual slavery for an average of only $90, and only 1% ever get to escape or be rescued from their traffickers. International Sanctuary provides a safe environment for rescued women where they can be looked after, educated and where they can learn new skills.

Purpose sells handcrafted jewelry made by these survivors. They ship worldwide so it doesn’t matter where you are, you can also help them provide for this women. Most of those women would be unfortunately rejected by society after slavery as they have no education and can’t access fair jobs and wages by themselves. Purpose ensures that they can join society with better skills which also means better opportunities.

You can watch the video below to learn a bit more about Purpose and you can also check out their latest lookbook online on their website. If you’d like to contribute to the project, you can buy Purpose HERE.

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Photos: Purpose

Instagram: @purposejewelry

 

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