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#FortunateFriday: Generation 414

A social enterprise offering organic, ethical and fair trade items which are handmade by survivors of sex trafficking is this week’s #FortunateFriday feature. Generation 414, founded by Christine Teo, is passionate about a generation rising up and speaking out about the injustices of the world. It is about being the voice for the 45.8 million adults and children whose voices have been trapped in slavery around the world today. In the brothels and factories, hidden in the shadows. It is about being the voice for the change we want to see in the world. The organisation is made up entirely of volunteers who are passionate about the fight against human trafficking and these volunteers have done such an amazing job at making...

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PERSONAL HERO FEATURE - CHRISTINE: ADVOCATING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

BE INSPIRED - STORIES OF EVERYDAY HERO AND INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGES Published on 11 January 2018  It's hard to believe that in today's modern society that human trafficking can still be a problem. As it is not often talked about, I believe it is very misunderstood. Christine Teo is a leader in promoting awareness of this devastating problem and helping those that have been affected by it. She is a modern day hero advocating for equal rights and treatment for all. Christine shares her story... . . . . . . . . . . Generation 414 was birthed out of the anguish of founder Christine Teo. Specialising in women studies, trauma and abuse issues, Christine is a qualified counsellor and social worker. She is a human...

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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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