People are not property

Shopping_Cart-592b_web_largeBy Abby and Elle

There seems to be no shortage of charities designed to help people — mostly women — around the world achieve economic independence, and there are several whose goal is to help women escape or avoid sex slavery. No one could argue with that, especially people like us — aka moms of daughters.

Sudara is one of those companies, and they produce a beautiful line of clothing, called PUNJAMMIES, made by women in India, a country with one of the highest incidences of sex trafficking in the world.

SUD2016-JaipurHouse_web-3434_largeMost of the items are expensive, but if the money helps keep women and children free from exploitation, then it’s worth it. If the price keeps you from buying PUNJAMMIES for yourself, consider buying them for some of the people on your holiday shopping list. We bet they’d be grateful not only to receive an elegant piece of clothing, but also to know that the purchase helped a woman to feed her children without having to sell her body.  So there.

SUD2016-web-504_largeEven if you’re not interested in the clothing, we encourage you to spend a few minutes perusing the Sudara website. Read their story, FAQs and blog, where you can find a link to the U.S. State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report.

If you are interested in the clothing, know that from the reviews we’ve read, it may be best to buy a size larger than what you ordinarily wear.

We’re going to give PUNJAMMIES a try. We’ll let you know what we think.

“Money may be able to buy a lot of things, but it should never, ever be able to buy another human being.” – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

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