Education Rights & Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize Speech

In my last blog post, I talked about the importance of education in helping to lower the chances of exploitation of women and children. Now, I invite you to watch Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, in which she takes several moments to address the importance of children’s rights, rights to education, and women’s …

Instagram

I recently started an Instagram account. Oh my gosh, it’s so much fun! Why didn’t I jump onto this bandwagon sooner? Please check it out and follow! (Click on the picture below to jump to my Instagram) Visit and Follow my Instagram account: http://instagram.com/stephanieoplingerarts/ Don’t forget to also find me at these other sites:   Much …

Create Her Own Fate

Breaking the cycle of poverty is extremely important to keeping women and children from being exploited and trafficked. Education and vocational training is key. In many countries, girls are not given opportunity for education and vocational training, nor are they given the right – hence they are left powerless to influence their own fate. Through …

Day 10: Sous une lune salle (Moon in a Room)

Day 10:  Sous une lune sale (Moon in a Room) Size: 3.5 x 2.5 inches / 9 x 6 cm Medium: watercolor paint and black acrylic paint Available for purchase? SOLD 1) What inspired this piece? A beautiful photograph by deviantart.com user reverbe.  2) Why did you give it that title? It was also the title …

365 Days: 1st Donation!

Just in time for Christmas, I put together a video documentation of the 1st donation for my 365 Day Charity Challenge project. Together, we have raised $303.25, and the money went to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CASTLA.org). I videoed the transaction as proof that I am putting that money where I promised …

Soap Bars for Freedom

My friend Janel is involved with a few organizations that fight human trafficking in New York City. During this past year’s Super Bowl game, she helped wrap and pass out to hotels bars of soap with the National Human Trafficking Hotline printed on them (1-888-3737-888). Super Bowl games see a LOT of prostitution deals happening. …