The San Diego Women’s Foundation celebrates National Human Rights Day by inspiring women to engage in philanthropy

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Every year, National Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10th.

The special day honors the adoption of the universal declaration of human rights. Two local organizations, the San Diego Women’s Foundation and Free to Thrive, have special celebrations planned to help others in the community.

The San Diego Women’s Foundation educates and inspires women to engage in collective philanthropy. SDWF’s 200+ members come together to learn about community issues, and to fund solutions. The most recent grant cycle focused on human trafficking prevention, intervention and recovery programs.

Free to Thrive empowers survivors of human trafficking to be free from exploitation and to thrive by providing them with legal services and connections to other supportive services. Free to Thrive works hand in hand with local and statewide safe houses, community organizations, law enforcement, government agencies, and law firms to ensure human trafficking survivors can live the lives they always dreamed of living. Free to Thrive willingly accepts referrals from any agency throughout San Diego County, that works with survivors in need of resolution of legal issues impacting their lives.

Katie Sawyer, from the San Diego Women’s Foundation and Jamie Beck from Free to Thrive told us more about what their groups have planned for National Human Rights Day.

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