International Princess™ Project (IPP) executive director Julie Wood spoke to LCPC’s Parent Education classes Nov. 6 through Nov. 8 on the human trafficking crisis while offering participants the chance to support IPP’s mission through purchasing unique Punjammies™.
IPP is a non-profit organization that helps to restore the broken lives of women enslaved in prostitution by providing them with jobs in ethical sewing centers. It is in IPP’s sewing centers that women receive holistic care, healing community, and a job where they are paid a fair wage. Former slaves are trained to make drawstring pajamas pants or sleep shorts known as Punjammies™, named in reference to the traditional punjab attire.
Wood, who grew up in South Pasadena, spoke of the 27 to 30 million slaves living worldwide and how in India alone there are more than 3 million women and girls forced to work in the sex trade. Inspired by the impact this non-profit group is making, LCPC Parent Education has partnered with IPP to educate the community on this global crisis while offering opportunities for IPP to sell Punjammies™ to raise the funds to add a needed IPP staff person in India. LCPC Parent Education receives back a small percentage of these sales for their operational fund.
Visit intlprincess.org for more information on International Princess™ Project or log onto punjammies.com to support IPP’s critical work through Punjammies™ sales.