The New Life Center Foundation initiated our first anti-trafficking campaign programs in 2002, in conjunction with HIV/AIDs prevention efforts of a partner organization, the House of Love. Over the last twenty years, the NLCF has expanded these efforts resulting in the implementation of 250 campaigns/events including educational trainings; printed materials; calendars with a hotline number for reporting cases of trafficking; drama programs; fairs; international music festivals; a radio broadcast; and movie dramatizations in Lahu and Akha languages. Thus far, these anti-trafficking efforts have reached over 110,000 ethnic minority people in Thailand, China, Lao PDR, and Burma.
Secondary outcomes multiply impact even further. For example, in 2013, the NLCF wrote, produced, and distributed 2,000 DVDs of the Lahu anti-trafficking movie, Akawve. We calculated that this project reached at least 2,000 people. However, over the last ten years, the movie has received almost 40,000 views on YouTube, exponentially expanding the reach of the movie.
These community-based activities prevent human trafficking by educating at-risk people groups about potential risks. Through networking with grassroots leaders, the NLCF is able to keep abreast of regional trends in migration and trafficking, and introduce relevant training on topics such as “Guarding Against Online Threats and Internet-Based Human Trafficking”.
The New Life Center would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following organizations for partnering with us to fund these anti-trafficking efforts:
Please join the New Life Center in celebrating these collaborative achievements as we press forward to combat human trafficking in the Mekong Subregion!