iSanctuary’s employs girls in India, ages 15-25, who have been rescued from the commercial sex trade and taught the skill of making beautiful handmade jewelry.
These young women are paid double the fair trade wage, enabling them to become self-sufficient once they transition out of the shelters, and allowing them to re-gain a sense of dignity, self-worth, and hope. iSanctuary also provides medical assistance, education, skills training, life skills, leadership opportunities, and financial stability to the survivors they work with. iSanctuary also started a program in the United States for victims of human trafficking, which consists of professional training, computer skills, building job history and references, positive experiences with authority, and developing self-sufficiency.
Over the course of five years they’ve been able to serve over 200 women as part of their dream to end human trafficking. Eshet chayil!
To bring awareness to their work, iSanctuary would like to give one of my readers a Barbed Wire Bangle. The Barbed Wire Bangle is both neutral, yet eye-catching. It’s simple, brass look makes it a great addition to any outfit, while it’s fun, spiraling design gives it that extra something. Pair it with any look, from cocktails to casual. (And it was handmade by survivors of human trafficking.)
To enter to win, visit the iSanctuary shop and then leave a comment on this post telling us which one is your favourite item. (Please make sure your comment includes a way for me to get in touch with you if you win! Email address is fine.)
I’ll choose a winner randomly. Giveaway closes on 31 January 2013.
Learn more about iSanctuary here.
All images courtesy of iSanctuary.