Sterling silver chain and 1.1" sterling silver pendant set with cubic zirconia. 18" in length.
The stunning ‘Time to Rise’ pieces are inspired by Hong Ans's story of empowerment. After a traumatic and abusive childhood and losing everything from the economic impacts of Covid-19, Hong An was tricked by a close friend and was trafficked to Myanmar. She was taken on a traumatic and terrifying 10-day journey through the mountains of Vietnam into Myanmar. Hong An faced betrayal, abuse and so much more. She and her sister relived the brutal abuse they grew up with but this time they couldn’t hide from their captives. However, through a kind-hearted Chinese woman, who was able to communicate with Hong An, she and her sister were able to miraculously escape and after a long process and being many weeks in prison, she was referred to Eden.
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.