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Journey & truth

From the ashes

P is no longer a victim of human trafficking - she is a survivor, and I'm here to ensure she does more than merely survive. It's not just a matter of helping her find a job and a place to stay - P needs to find the confidence, self-esteem and sense of self that have...

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A glimpse of Asia

Today I have a surprise for you all. First, however, I'd like to reveal something of the inner workings of The Human, Earth Project.Over the past eighteen months, The Human, Earth Project has entailed all the demands of managing a business, with none of the returns....

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No secrets

It's now the second week since P's return home, and we've been busy putting her life back together. P was to come home with the assistance of Blue Dragon, a Hanoi-based NGO which offers a thorough range of services to assist survivors of human trafficking, including...

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Rough justice

It can be difficult not to impose our own standards and values upon societies and cultures to which they simply do not apply. Here in the mountains of Vietnam, life is an entirely different game, with an entirely different set of rules. Behind the bright facade...

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A bird in the hand

My Hmong friend P - trafficked from Vietnam, sold into China, and escaped from the man who bought her - had vanished entirely.  After three years and eight months held against her will, P had fled more than 1,500 km (almost a thousand miles) frightened and alone...

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Into the fire

I first launched The Human, Earth Project after learning that my friend M had been abducted from her home, a town where I had lived in northern Vietnam. On my return to Vietnam this January, however, I learned M was not the only friend of mine who had fallen victim to...

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Hanging in the balance

Life goes on in our little mountain town, always changing and ever the same. The six months since I was last here have seen numerous radical transformations. A new highway has halved the travel time from Hanoi, and the town is now indundated with weekend traffic from...

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RTZ

In 2010, I met two Hmong girls, M and P, in a small town in the mountains of far northern Vietnam. The following year both girls were abducted and trafficked to China, where they were sold as wives. Six months ago, on my last visit to that mountain town, I told M and...

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Stay positive

The Human, Earth Project has long been a balancing act between drawing attention to raise awareness of human trafficking, and keeping a very low profile in the presence of traffickers and governments known to be hostile to foreign media. I've long been aware of the...

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At a loss

Many people have come together to create The Human, Earth Project and this week, tragically, the world has lost one of them.You've all heard Mike Taylor's music. Mike was one of the very first people involved in the Project, whose early enthusiasm helped give me the...

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Slow and steady

It's been fifty weeks since my return to Asia, and I've now spent more than fifty months here in total. What began as a six-month journey has become something much bigger than I'd ever imagined, and I'm only just beginning to understand with what a monumental task...

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Acceptance

Yesterday I experienced my first earthquake. I'd been walking in the mountains with a friend, and as we turned for home a sudden shock went through us both. We were on a narrow path on the face of a mountain, and it felt as though a giant fist had slammed into the...

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On tenterhooks

As many of you know, the Sisters For Sale documentary isn't the only thing I'm working on at the moment. For the past three months, I've also been working towards something I consider more important. Though I'd prefer not to be so cryptic, if you understand what it is...

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Civilisation

It can be difficult, at times, not to lose faith in humanity. Late last year, an Australian friend came to join Moreno and I in our search. He was looking forward to being a part of The Human, Earth Project, he said, because he'd lost his faith in humanity, and hoped...

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A long way from home

This week, I was hoping to have some wonderful news for you. Instead, everything I've been working towards has fallen through, and I've cancelled my return to China. I can't tell you how incredibly frustrating it feels to have worked towards this for so...

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The waiting game

My return to China has been delayed, and I've spent the past ten days in stasis in northern India. Most of that time has been spent with a nasty bout of stomach illness - the notorious Delhi belly - though I'm gradually recovering and catching up on a few...

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