M’s dilemma VI: Game over

On Monday 6th October, after four long and frustrating months, my friend Charlie and I finally had an opportunity to organise the rescue of my trafficked Hmong friend M, who would then be returned to Vietnam under the auspices of the Hanoi-based NGO Blue Dragon.M,...

M’s dilemma V: A golden opportunity

It had been two months since I’d spoken to my trafficked Hmong friend M. M’s planned rescue had been cancelled after the Chinese “husband” who’d bought her had been alerted to her intentions. I had stopped calling M in the hopes that his...

M’s dilemma IV: Burden in my hand

At the last possible moment, I’d cancelled the rescue of my trafficked Hmong friend M from the “husband” who had bought her in China. I’d given M hope, and it had proved to be a very dangerous thing. M’s “husband” had been...

M’s dilemma III: Mountains beyond mountains

Late last year, I spoke with a friend about climbing mountains and running marathons. A parallel was drawn with The Human, Earth Project – in a sense, the Project has been a way of testing myself, and discovering where my limits lie. How far was I willing to go...
M’s dilemma II: Nowhere to turn

M’s dilemma II: Nowhere to turn

For the first time in almost three years, my friend M – trafficked from Vietnam and sold as a wife in China – had been given the power to determine her own fate. The decision that confronted her, however, was a decision no mother should ever have to make...

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