News & Media
Media: Healdsburg Tribune
Article Title: Indian Notion
A NorCal jewelry maker helps gender violence victims in India how to start anew.
BY MATT VILLANO
Media: MJSA/Journal – People & Places
Article Title: San Francisco Design Competition Winners Names
Article Title: Inspired Thinking
Despite the tough economic conditions that have impacted many jewelry artists’ businesses over the past few years, some still find it in themselves to give back to others in need. San Francisco’s Jewelry Artisans Collective (JAC) and the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts recently donated $1,500 in tools to Made by Survivors, a nonprofit organization that provides skills training to survivors of human trafficking and slavery.
Her Future Coalition is an international NGO working to improve the lives of human trafficking survivors, and at-risk women and children, by providing shelter, education and vocational training as a pathway to empowerment, freedom, economic independence and leadership.
We engage in long term, intensive interventions to rebuild girls’ lives. Our programs give survivors the tools to overcome tremendous stigma and to advance far above the poverty line, transforming their identity and social status. I worked with Her Future for 8 years and am a program developer, goldsmith and jewelry designer, teacher, fundraiser, strategic analyst and big sister.