“Your future is in your hands.”
For most of us, this phrase is motivating and relatable for us to push forward, be a better person, live a better life. Unfortunately for some, their future was crushed due to the greed of others, and there’s little they can do to help themselves. Among these people are trafficked victims, mostly women and girls (11.4mil victims as compared to 9.5mil men and boys), forced and cheated into commercial sex or involuntary labour. See, when people are trafficked into a foreign country, they are considered as refugees, are on the hunt and has limited resources and chances to go back home. There’s no one to turn to.
Who is SUKA Society
Due to inadequate enforcement efforts to combat human trafficking, Malaysia is on the Tier 2 Watch List in the world. Which is why we at eGHL is driving our CSR to support SUKA Society, an NGO where one of their primary focus areas is to protect and restore women and child survivors of human trafficking. They are actively involved with protection shelters managed by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) throughout Malaysia. Among their efforts are:
- Conduct therapeutic programmes to help survivors cope with effects of trauma.
- Conduct skill development programmes to open opportunities for survivors.
- Conduct training for officers managing the shelters.
- Facilitate safe returns to home country.
How we are contributing
eGHL is dedicating our March 2020 CSR Programme in conjunction to International Women’s Day to support SUKA Society’s effort to protect trafficked women in Malaysia. We will be hosting a donation drive on People Giving’s platform and purchase needed items for the Women Protection Shelter.
How can you help
If you are keen to help, go to peoplegiving.org/campaign/donation-drive-for-suka-society-women-protection-shelter to give a donation. Let’s empower these women and give them a chance for a better future.
Visit www.sukasociety.org/ to read more about their projects and volunteering programs.
Read the story of a trafficked survivor rescued by SUKA Society, Phong.