Pacific Links Foundation
Pacific Links Foundation has 15+ years of experience in empowering women and youth. Our mission is to support the sustainable development of Vietnamese communities and the enrichment of their cultural heritage.
Pacific Links Foundation empowers women and youth through improving life skills, raising self-awareness, bringing new knowledge, and opening opportunities and support networks. Their Education portfolio empowers disadvantaged youth to access education and increase economic opportunities. Our Counter-Trafficking portfolio empowers at-risk youth to prevent trafficking and survivors to build new lives.
WHERE THEY WORK
Throughout Vietnam and along the provinces bordering Cambodia, China, and Laos.
Human trafficking is a growing $150 billion a year business, enslaving over 40 million women, children, and men in forced sexual and forced labor exploitation (ILO 2017).
The chance of becoming enslaved in the Asia Pacific region is twice as high compared to developed countries (ILO 2012).
Vietnam is a source country for cross-border sex and labor trafficking.
To prevent trafficking by empowering the most vulnerable populations.
We break the cycle of human trafficking by investing comprehensively in at-risk youth to prevent trafficking and in survivors to help them build new lives.
1. PREVENTION: Empowerment through Education and Knowledge
Helping children access education is the best way that we can help prevent human trafficking for future generations.
Education protects at-risk young women and empowers them to make safer and better economic choices. Their scholarships cover school fees, supplies, bicycles, and tutoring through high school, as well as home visits, family days, and summer camps to strengthen communities.
Factory Awareness to Counter Trafficking (FACT)
Human trafficking poses a great potential risk in many industries’ supply chains. FACT raises awareness about trafficking among workers, managers and factory owners. We work with employers to create good practice in labor recruitment and retention to reduce trafficking risks in the supply chain.
We provide youth with the tools and resources to chart a future free from trafficking through our ADAPT Clubs, which builds peer leadership skills and trafficking awareness through extracurricular activities among school-age and university students, and vocational training to improve young people’s economic stability.
2. PROTECTION: Empowerment through Self-Reliance
Trafficking survivors risked their lives to regain their freedom. Comprehensive reintegration services bring a real chance at a new life and reduce re-trafficking risks.
Returnee Initial Support Essentials (RISE)
We enhance first responders’ support for trafficking survivors upon their return to Vietnam by providing RISE care packages of clothing, personal hygiene items, travel costs and referrals to local support services. We also provide trainings to local government agencies and border guards who assist survivors.
The Compassion Houses and reintegration services in Northern and Southern Vietnam provide trafficking survivors safe housing, emotional support, vocational training/academic schooling, health care, life skills, job placement, legal assistance, and family support. They empower survivors with self-confidence and practical skills to become self-reliant.
Empowering women survivors of past trafficking events will help trafficked persons, the majority of them being women, break out of the vicious cycle of trafficking and re-trafficking.
3. PARTNERSHIP: Empowerment through Collaborations
We work closely with partners from the local to international levels including:
Grassroots networks to educate communities about trafficking
Families, teachers, and communities to keep at-risk youth safe from traffickers and from droppng out of school
Domestic and international corporations to protect their workers and supply chains from trafficking through awareness campaigns and workshops
Local and national governments to ensure trafficking survivors’ safe return and successful reintegration
Local and international NGOs to provide referrals, vocational training, and other reintegration services
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