Threads of Freedom

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Threads of Freedom (ToF) is a social enterprise revolutionizing the way survivors of sex trafficking and those at high risk of being trafficked, reintegrate themselves into society. Our mission is simple: Give these women their lives back through meaningful employment and social support. 

 

Most trafficked women lack the confidence and skills needed to reintegrate into society. Their past leaves them stigmatized; they’re spurned by their families and judged by potential employers. This leads to insecurity, isolation and an inability to start the next chapter in their lives. ToF works with nonprofit rescue organizations and professional clothing manufacturers to provide job training, employment, counselling and support for these exploited women.

 

ToF trains and employs rescued women in established manufacturing firms and then collaborates with these firms to produce high quality clothing. These clothes are sold to consumers, keeping our operation sustainable.

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Meet the Executive Team

Pritham Raja

Founder and Director

Pritham Raja is ​a Social Entrepreneur, ​an UnLtd Fellow​, a​ World Economic Forum​ Global Shaper, and a Dalberg Big Bets Ambassador​. ​He has been invited to speak at events in the US, UK, India and the Middle East.

 

An Electrical Engineer from Georgia Tech, Pritham worked as a Business Technology Consultant in Atlanta for 3 years before deciding to pack his bags and leave corporate America (So much for that engineering degree). Super passionate about Human rights and women's issues, he​ moved to India after living abroad for 25 years to​ start Threads of Freedom (ToF) ​and​ work on reintegrating survivors of human trafficking.

Mamatha M R

Lead Counselor and Operations Head

A counselor with over twenty years of experience, Mamatha was a member of the Karnataka Child Welfare Committee and a member of the state's Child Rights Commission. She has worked and consulted in different roles at the Swami Vivekanand Youth Movement, UNICEF, NORAD, Azim Premji Foundation, REACH India - USAID and many more.

 

Mamatha uses her rich experience to design ToF's program, council candidates, and build relationships with the government and non-profits in Karnataka.