Labour Trafficking 101

This month Relentless will be focusing on the issue of labour trafficking. Forced labour and labour exploitation are other terms that describe slavery that happens TODAY in YOUR country in 2017. Throughout the month I’ll be highlighting various aspects of labour trafficking such as risk factors and vulnerabilities, targeting certain industries (e.g. fishing in SE
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CheckPoint Newsletter 4th Quarter 2016

Hi friends, As I wrap up this year for my organization and myself, I feel so grateful to be connected to each of you. Thanks for your continued support and I hope you have a happy holiday season and new year. Here are some updates on the past year: Relentless moved to Bangkok! Bangkok has
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Reflections from Khun Watt

The only bad thing about moving Relentless’ base of operations to Bangkok is not being able to work with Khun Watt on a regular basis. She is a true joy and full of compassion, energy, and love for those who have experienced the worst. I asked her to write some of her thoughts about working
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Checkpoint 2nd Quarter 2016

EUROPE 2016 I spent seven weeks in Europe in private consultations, training seminars, and presenting workshops in five countries, and ten cities, involving twelve organizations (plus representatives from other organizations at seminars). Training themes included “trauma-informed care”, “essential components of health care for counter-trafficking organizations”, health and human trafficking for health care professionals, HIV-related topics, and caring for yourself and your staff. Each encounter was a rich and fruitful experience
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Curriculum: A Stealth Weapon Against Slavery

The big push of Relentless lately has been developing a curriculum to work with staff of counter-trafficking assistance programs and beneficiaries themselves to move traumatized people from being victims to being “thrivers”. But really, what does curriculum have to do with fighting slavery anyway? Shouldn’t we be out there rescuing people, setting up a shelter,
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In the midst of heartache

A few months ago we began our work in anti-human trafficking alongside a remarkable group of men and women who amaze me. The thing that strikes me most is that they are living as anyone else would live, but with a focus of serving those around them incorporated into their daily routines. Whether they are
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Niche

This is the latest post by Jessica Simons, who has rejoined Team Relentless in Thailand for another four months! Since her first stint here two years ago, she has been working part time training staff of assistance programs in the USA. We are thrilled to have Jess back full time with us for a while!
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Children Begging or Selling Things on the Street

We are Sheldon and Lauren Nest. We have just recently joined Relentless. Click here to read our bios. We arrived in Chiang Mai three months ago and have been taking it all in. One issue that has caught our attention is that of children begging and selling flowers and other small goods on the streets.
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A Case Study in Advocacy

It can be difficult to concisely encapsulate some of the important work that Relentless does. Although not quite so simple in practice, it is easy to say that we provide clinical care, or teach workshops. Another way that Relentless serves the exploited is to help be an advocacy bridge between the beneficiaries/assistance programs and the
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Relentless Endurance Race 2015

One of the best – or perhaps THE best thing – about being a race director is to see people committing to a goal, showing up, and trying as hard as they can to make that goal! I got to witness GREATNESS! The RER is the kind of race that allows people to challenge themselves
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