18K gold-plated sterling silver or sterling silver leaf pendant and post. 0.13" x 0.28".
The Speak Up Collection reminds us all to take courage and use our voices for those who cannot speak for themselves.
This collection was created for those with the heart of an advocate and inspired by women like Marlar. After escaping the family member who trafficked her into a brothel, Marlar needed months of daily therapy at Eden to recover and forgive. When she arrived at Eden, Marlar rarely spoke. But very slowly, enveloped in Eden’s safe and loving environment, she began to thrive. As she saw herself becoming more and more skilled as a jewelry maker, she also began to find her voice again.
Eden’s programs are based in South-East Asia which is host to more than half of the global total of human trafficking victims.
In 2014 Eden began its programs in Myanmar, a nation that has been a hotbed for human trafficking for years. Political instability, natural disasters, and internal ethnic infighting have led to a devastating lack of opportunity for the people of Myanmar.
Poverty and political unrest are at the heart of Myanmar's human trafficking crisis, which has only grown more severe over recent years. The economic collapse, brought on by the pandemic and political crisis, has exacerbated the level of human trafficking and the need for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other not-for-profit organizations like Eden to fill this void and provide essential support to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.