March 8 marks International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women’s social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments. These achievements range in scale from women leading revolutions to raising the next generation to influencing the nature of the workforce. In our Sanctuaries around the world, we witness and celebrate similar victories every day: women and girls, once exploited, taking charge of their lives and building better, brighter futures for themselves and their families.
The keys to our success are PURPOSE Jewelry, our social enterprise, and people just like you. Young women in our Mumbai, Kampala, and Tijuana Sanctuaries enroll in our program and begin training to become jewelry artisans. As they hone their craft in a safe and loving workplace, they also receive counseling, medical care, and access to educational and mentorship opportunities. In our southern California location, participants also engage in the holistic program, but rather than jewelry-making, they learn how to manage inventory, process orders, computer and financial literacy, and supply chain logistics.
When you purchase with PURPOSE, not only are you receiving a beautiful piece of handcrafted jewelry made by one of our artisans abroad, but you’re also providing opportunities for women in California. A necklace, a ring, a bracelet - each piece brings girls escaping human trafficking employment, empowerment, and one step closer to living in true freedom.
On this International Women’s Day, we encourage you to celebrate these life transformations with us and make more of them possible. Click here to find that perfect accessory and help hundreds of women and girls by ending the cycle of human trafficking around the world.