The Red Thread Movement
In itself, wearing a red bracelet may not be important. It is merely some threads woven together and worn on your arm. But what if there was a story behind that bracelet? What if the person who wove those threads together was a fourteen-year-old girl in Nepal? And what if that same girl had been rescued on the border of her country from a sex trafficker, before being enslaved by one of the most prominent international crimes to date?
Freedom is something we take for granted, but it is denied to many women and girls around the world. By wearing a Red Thread bracelet, you are proclaiming that freedom has not been forsaken, as you seek to restore it.
The impact of the Red Thread Movement is three-fold:
- Wearing the red bracelet creates awareness of sex trafficking [it's happening more than we might think, with more than 12,000 girls trafficked across the Nepal border each year].
- Making the red bracelets provides employment for girls in Nepal who have been rescued from the hands of sex traffickers.
- The sale of bracelets not only employs the rescued girls but also funds the safe house that welcomes them and continues the funding of anti-trafficking border units.
Wearing a Red Thread bracelet promises victimized girls that we will not leave them.
We wear their freedom on our arms!