On a watch for freedom…

It’s always a privilege to blog on behalf of The Exodus Road!  Since I got on board in January, it’s been a steep yet swift learning curve regarding human trafficking and sex slavery.  

To me, remaining indifferent to 27 million persons enslaved throughout the world today is to truly be callous.  Their plight cries out to be heard and responded to.  They are on a watch for freedom that only we, the free, can bring to fruition.

Blogging about human trafficking has also exposed me–and all who read Embrace the Struggle, by extension–to organizations that are either carrying out investigations or responding to those rescued from sexual slavery.

The Exodus Road gladly works with individuals and organizations investigating potential cases of trafficking and slavery and empowers them through operational funding; covert gear; and support, training, and networking. By fortifying those three pieces of the abolition puzzle, search and rescue of victims is bolstered.

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This month, a very special organization in Cambodia is inviting us all to partner with it and The Exodus Road to fund raids that will free victims of sexual slavery.

During August 2013, Sak Saum, “a ministry dedicated to the rescue, restoration, transformation, and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited women and men,” will donate $10 from the sale of each of its leather “freedom” wrap watches to The Exodus Road.  If 150 watches are sold, The Exodus Road can fully fund one raid for girls in India or South East Asia.  So, it’s up to us to get on board and invest in a raid by buying these beautiful, unique watches! 


As Sak Saum’s National Director, Theavy Kang, explains, the organization’s name means dignity, value, and restoration.  No wonder it’s an ideal partner for The Exodus Road in giving back life, hope, and dreams to those trapped in sexual slavery!

This video gives you a peek into the beautiful work being done by Sak Saum:


Ready to do your part?  Head over to the Sak Saum website to purchase your watch.  It’ll be shipped directly to you.  Every time you wear it, you’ll be reminded that you invested in the freedom of a young woman–or perhaps a child!–in bondage.  Plus, you’ll have a cool conversation piece through which you can share with others how they, too, can participate in the modern-day abolition movement!


  1. This is a wonderful cause! I am getting ready to tweet the word.
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    • Kenya, thanks so much! It truly is a wonderful cause, and the video shows the joy and peace that Sak Saum brings to the lives of those who have been through terrible circumstances. My heart’s desire is to get at least 10-20 persons on board this project so that The Exodus Road can reach its goal. I’m going to buy my watch tomorrow!

  2. Thx for sharing. I tried to order but I want black non braided. Let me know if you have deets on how to get that one.
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  3. Thank you for sharing this. I love those watches! I used to look everywhere for jewelry that looks studded.
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  4. What a worthy cause Alison. It’s the first time I have heard of this organization.
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    • Hi Wanda! The Exodus Road is a small coalition of organizations focused on rescuing victims of human trafficking and sexual slavery. It’s truly a unique entity in its devotion to helping free victims and in working with other organizaitons, like Sak Saum, to further all of their goals with regard to trafficking victims. Check them out! And keep them in your prayers, please.


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  5. Wow. What a very important cause to support and to bring light to with your blog. I’m so glad I read this today and have a way that I can help. THANK YOU! –Lisa
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  6. What an awesome organization! I’ve never heard of them before! Love those watches! 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog earlier! I was having some issues with my comments so yours got lost! I wanted to pop over here and reply “in person”! 🙂 I love how you described Twitter “a bottomless pit of chatter”! 🙂 So true!!!
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    • So glad you found the comment, Rachel! Thanks for coming by; I do hope you’ll check out the watches while the promotion is ongoing this month.

      Take care, Alison

  7. What a wonderful idea Alison and what a great cause! These would make wonderful Christmas gifts! I was so glad they caught the perpetrators of the child sex ring a few weeks back….but, unfortunately, there are so many more out there. 🙁 Thanks for putting a spotlight on this Alison. Thanks so much for sharing and and thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful weekend my friend! 😉
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    • It is absolutely a great cause, Michell. I’m so glad to be able to share on the blog about what is being done to rescue so many from a horrible fate.

      You have a great weekend too, Michell!

  8. This is a great cause, and good on you for doing so much for it.
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    • Thanks, Alison! I got my watch earlier this week and am loving it! Sak Saum is doing amazing work in Cambodia. So glad to share in work that leads to freedom for trafficking victims.

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