“Women may hold up half the sky” it was once said, but the sad reality is that trafficking, prostitution and sexual slavery are just a few of the ways they continue to get exploited across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
The Starfish Project is among the many organizations seeking to make a difference for the victims of this predatory system. According to its website, the organization was founded in 2006 and is based in Elkhart, Indiana but also appears to have a Beijing base of operations, which include a “socially responsible jewelry business,” vocational training, packaged “jewelry parties” and more. 35 women are currently supported by the project, with plans to assist even more.
Just in time for the holidays, jewelry from the project will be for sale at the upcoming ISB Student and Teachers Bazaar on December 2 and you can find out how to donate and/or get involved by clicking here. Click here for their catalog.