The Aruna Project is working to end commercial sexual exploitation by bringing freedom and restoration to the many women and children sold into the trade. Help bring hope by hosting or participating in an Aruna 5k race in your area.
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Free The Girls launched our first pilot program in Mozambique in 2011. In February 2012, we were featured in a 3-part series of stories by CNN’s Freedom Project. The response was amazing, with an outpouring of support from all over the world! We were able to ship over 30,000 bras to Mozambique and increase the amount of women in our program there to 24.
CNN then aired a 30-minute follow-up documentary on Free The Girls in February 2013 called “Mozambique or Bust” (watch online here). The media exposure introduced us to new partners, and we launched pilot programs with after-care providers in Uganda and El Salvador–increasing the total number of women we have served to 60. To date we’ve collected over 500,000 new and gently used bras from women all over the world, and are currently exploring launching additional pilot programs in other parts of Africa and Central America.
Free The Girls is inspired by the love of Christ to love all people and to fight for justice and wholeness for survivors of sex trafficking. We embrace and care for these women and girls regardless of their religion. Our desire is to see a world where all are free.