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Featured blog entry from The Tudung Traveller

Original post can be found here Forever Bag//Generation 414 – Open for pre-orders! I’m finally doing this! *rocks out a happy dance* Last December, when Christine told me about the Ethical Christmas Night Market that Generation 414 was going to be a part of while I was in Melbourne, I knew that was where I needed to be! Generation 414 is a social enterprise offering organic, ethical and fair trade items handmade by survivors of trafficking. They provide dignified employment and personal development opportunities to women who seek an alternative to the sex industry.  I always have lots of fun during the Rainbow Bake Sales, where I get to meet different types of people and sharing the cause. Being at the ethical Christmas night market felt like I...

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Parlours spark concern - Maroondah Leader

Fears over possibility of trafficking ILLEGAL brothels are exploiting women in the sex industry who are being trafficked from overseas and used as sex slaves. Christine Teo from Templestowe runs Generation 414, a social enterprise offering organic, ethical and fairtrade items handmade by survivors of trafficking. She said she suspected some massage parlours were masquerading as illegal brothels. “It’s definitely a problem area especially when you see these suburban massage parlours open until late at night with cars parked outside,” Ms Teo said. “These places could be exploiting women who have been trafficked into Australia,” she said. Ms Teo, who has travelled overseas to work with NGOs and law enforcement agencies to help victims of trafficking, said she was shocked...

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Arts Reaching Four Corners Charity Fundraiser

‘Arts Reaching Four Corners’ (AR4CO) a not for profit NGO co-founded by Singaporeans, Noella Yan and Kailin Yong (also known as acoustic duo Ella and Kai).  The charity is a global arts education outreach initiative to bring the joy of the arts to orphans and disadvantaged children around the world. Noella and Kailin works directly with orphanages, schools, teachers and communities in third world countries, to develop an arts syllabus which will complement the mainstream curriculum of numeracy and literacy. This year, AR4CO will be launching a pilot program of art and music education for an orphanage in Myanmar. Generation 414 is pleased to partner with AR4CO to raise much-needed funds for this initiative. Together with the Merlion Club, we will...

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#BeHerChange - Change together to STOP sex trafficking

Generation 414 is a social enterprise with the mission to alleviate poverty and abolish sex trafficking in our lifetime. We spoke to founder Christine about why urgent, powerful action is needed and how each one of us can all be part of the solution.  Written by Rachel GanlyEdited by Amra Naidoo  Pushing through hot city streets in Asia one summer break, Christine found herself directly confronted by the reality of sex trafficking. Her Asian descent meant that male tourists mistook her for a local prostitute. Experiencing first-hand the callous treatment women received, she was at first infuriated. “They would come up to me and ask “How much for one night?”. Streets were lined with teenage girls selling their bodies. It...

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