headspace Warwick community engagment officer Wendy Cochrane with some of the jewllery that will be sold at the jewellery party next Wednesday night to raise money for Destiny Rescue. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News
headspace Warwick community engagment officer Wendy Cochrane with some of the jewllery that will be sold at the jewellery party next Wednesday night to raise money for Destiny Rescue. Photo Jayden Brown / Warwick Daily News Jayden Brown

Warwick event a jewel in the fight against global sex trade

WITH each bead, thread and jewel, Destiny Rescue is helping change the lives of girls liberated from the global sex trade.

Now, Warwick residents can chip and help – and all they have to do is buy jewellery.

The headWAY crew at Warwick headspace are teaming up with Destiny Rescue to hold a jewellery party to raise money in the fight against human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

The party will include a talk by guest speaker Dr Hannah Woodhouse, who spent 12 months working with Destiny Rescue in Cambodia.

Warwick headspace community engagement officer Wendy Cochrane said the work with Destiny Rescue coincided with the porn kills love campaign, Fight the New Drug.

“This is in response to the high number of children and young people being trafficked in the sex trade and also the increase of girls accessing porn in an attempt at finding out what is expected of them in a relationship,” she said.

“Destiny Rescue is dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking and sexual exploitation, and operates in five countries including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines and India.”

The jewellery on sale at the party is hand made by girls rescued from abuse and exploitation.

Ms Cochrane said none of the pieces of jewellery were more than $30.

“All the money raised goes directly to the girls,” she said.

“Some girls are studying to become accountants, doctors and learn other skills that will help them support themselves and their families.”

The jewellery party will be held at the Warwick Baptist Church Hall on Percy St on Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The night will include a DVD showing the work Destiny Rescue does.

There will also be free mocktails, tea and coffee and nibblies.



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