What Does Anka Mean?

Anka Rising derives its name from the Turkish word for the mythological bird the phoenix. When a phoenix dies, a young phoenix arises from its ashes, born anew to live again. This symbolizes victims rising out of slavery into freedom.


What is Modern-Day Slavery?

When a person completely controls another person through violence or threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits the person under his/her control economically and pays the person nothing beyond subsistence, and the person under control cannot freely walk away.

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