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Set Mom Free

Emancipation Network Made by Survivors Economic Justice for Former SlavesThe Emancipation Network (TEN) is an international organization dedicated to fighting human trafficking and modern day slavery. Through Made by Survivors, TEN provides survivors of slavery and people at risk of being trafficked into slavery with an opportunity for a  sustainable income, education and help reintegrating into society.

  • 27 million people around the world are estimated to be victims of slavery, for forced prostitution, labor, domestic work, and other forms of exploitation, with approximately 50% of victims being under the age of 18. (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
  • Worldwide, at least 600,000 to 800,000 human beings are trafficked across international boarders each year. Of those, it is believed that more than 80 percent are women and girls… Source: George Bush, US Government

On Mother’s Day, let’s honor our moms by supporting women and children throughout the world as they regain a sense of dignity and hope.

When you purchase the beautiful gifts these survivors make, you are helping survivors of slavery help themselves.

Modern slavery is a complex problem and it requires a holistic reform of society.  In the meantime, organizations like TEN are working to help survivors thrive again.

WIN IT: To spread the word, TEN and Mamanista are giving away a $35 Gift Certificate.

Required Entry: Visit Made by Survivors and tell us in a comment what you would buy with the $35 Gift Certificate.

Additional Entries:

Just leave an additional comment for each additional entry, letting us know what you did to help spread the word. You are welcome to link to this post, too, but that is not required.  We really want you to share Made by Survivors and its mission.

Contest ends May 8, 11:59 PM EST. Winner chosen at random.

Written by

Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Charity, Contests, Fair Trade, Featured, Mommy Gifts, Mother's Day, Women's Issues

82 Responses to "Set Mom Free"

  1. Mimi the kitten says:

    I’d select the Multistrand Pearl Bracelet. God bless you.

  2. Christina says:

    I would buy two sets of Rose Lampwork Earrings (in different colors)! I really believe in fair trade, and of course who wouldn’t be against human trafficking? I read that in one place women had the soles of their feet burned so that they couldn’t run away! Thanks for making the cause known to the public and for the chance to win the gift certificate!

  3. Rosanne says:

    I would buy the blockprinted aprons

  4. katie says:

    I have fallen in love with the whimsical bauble ball bag!

  5. crystal says:

    I think this website is a great way to get the word spread about a very important cause!! I really like the Rose Quart Bracelet:)

  6. georgie says:

    Extra Large handmade journal & the Set of 4 Blockprinted Napkins.

  7. georgie says:

    Tweet ..


  8. Jovita says:

    OMG! I would love to win the multi-Strand Pearl Necklace!!!

  9. Gabriel J. says:

    I like the Double Strand Crystal Necklace.

  10. Autumn H. says:

    i love this:
    Handmade Paper Leaf notecards

    autumn398 (at)

  11. Sherry R says:

    I really like the Becky purse! It’s really beautiful!

  12. sally wess says:

    i like the Double Strand Crystal Necklace in that beautiful green

  13. ktanjatk says:

    I’d put it toward the Six Strand Stone Necklace

  14. Hesper F says:

    I would get the Crystal Chandelearrings!

  15. Sarah Z says:

    I would love the Harmony Necklace!

  16. wendy wallach says:

    I like the military style jacket.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  17. Kyndra Sherman says:

    I would buy the Military Style Jacket! I also love the bed covers.

    themeimlookingfor at yahoo dot com

  18. Deborah says:

    Wow. Thanks for the reminder that not everyone enjoys the same freedoms we take for granted. I think if I win this I would get the block printed table set with napkins, tablecloth and apron.

  19. Danielle says:

    I would buy the Pearl Drop Earrings and the Parisian Brown Floral Handbag. They are both eye-catching pieces and everytime someone would comment on them, it would give me an opportunity to speak about this cause.

  20. Kim F says:

    After much looking around, I would use the gift certificate toward purchasing the Queen Size Vine Featherweight Quilt.

  21. JessLyn says:

    As a fellow “survivor” – in my case from breast cancer – I love
    everything at “TEN”! It would be much easier to list items I’m not crazy about than to single out one or two that I really love. But,

    if I MUST – I’ll have to go with the Circle of Life Necklace or the Six Strand Stone Necklace. Both are totally splendid!

    It’s a pleasure to support a group/business like this where you get true quality while also making the world a better place.

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  22. kathy pease says:

    id get the Double Strand Crystal Necklace

  23. Lorie Shewbridge says:

    I love the Silver cross & cord necklace. Thanks for bringing this site to our attention, this is such a tragic thing to be happening and anything we can do to help stop it is wonderful.

    God bless you and Happy Mother’s Day!

  24. Yvonne Butler says:

    I would select the Bengall Large Leather Wallet and the Becky Purse if I won. Thank you for allowing me to enter.

  25. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would buy the Blockprinted Tablecloth Gold.

  26. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    i would put it towards the silk pretty and would only cost me $20!

  27. Janet says:

    Double Strand Crystal Necklace :)

  28. Gianna says:

    I love the Silver Cross Necklace :)

  29. Donna K says:

    I would like an embroidered headband.

  30. Helen says:

    I’d spend it on the Freshwater Pearl Bracelet.

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