Our latest project: Human trafficking in India & Nepal

Following in the tradition of Borderland: Seven Stories as told by victims of human trafficking, my next major project will focus on visual storytelling to address the plight of victims of human trafficking in India and Nepal. Why those countries in particular? Because approximately 12,000 children are trafficked across the Indian/Nepalese border each year. Because Nepal is ranked the fourth poorest country in the world, giving traffickers ample opportunities to exploit. And because it is in remote areas, often where literacy rates are low, where the same traffickers are able to thrive as a result of poor communication between villages and a lack of awareness of the threat.

I plan to use the visual storytelling techniques of comics to educate, communicate and help raise awareness of this terrible endemic. My ultimate goal is to publish a graphic novel featuring interviews with victims, their families, NGO workers, the authorities - anyone who has been touched by trafficking - to give them a chance to tell their stories in a way that is easy to understand and share. But to do that I need your support. Use the widget below to support this trip and please share/tweet/embed it on your site to help get the word out. Together we can do our part to eradicate this barbaric form of modern-day slavery.

Our latest project: Human trafficking in India & Nepal

Following in the tradition of Borderland: Seven Stories as told by victims of human trafficking, my next major project will focus on visual storytelling to address the plight of victims of human trafficking in India and Nepal. Why those countries in particular? Because approximately 12,000 children are trafficked across the Indian/Nepalese border each year. Because Nepal is ranked the fourth poorest country in the world, giving traffickers ample opportunities to exploit. And because it is in remote areas, often where literacy rates are low, where the same traffickers are able to thrive as a result of poor communication between villages and a lack of awareness of the threat.

I plan to use the visual storytelling techniques of comics to educate, communicate and help raise awareness of this terrible endemic. My ultimate goal is to publish a graphic novel featuring interviews with victims, their families, NGO workers, the authorities - anyone who has been touched by trafficking - to give them a chance to tell their stories in a way that is easy to understand and share. But to do that I need your support. Use the widget below to support this trip and please share/tweet/embed it on your site to help get the word out. Together we can do our part to eradicate this barbaric form of modern-day slavery.

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