We are committed to fighting for their freedom and bright futures.
Our mission is to rescue children from sexual exploitation and human trafficking and help them stay free.
Together we can play a leading role in this journey
Fighting for freedom around the world
We operate rescue, reintegration and prevention programs in multiple countries, and raise funds and awareness in the United States, Australia and New Zealand.
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When we have abundance, we will rescue. When we lack resources, we will rescue. When we are tired, we will rescue. When everyone else has given up, we will rescue. We have no plan B. We will always work to rescue and help kids stay free.
Founder & International President of Destiny Rescue
Stories of Rescue and Hope
Six-year-old girl rescued at the Nepal border
Her aunt and uncle were supposed to care for her, but their ugly side soon showed. …
Survivor presses against the grain to imprison trafficker
Swarm of boys rescued from dangerous pimps
The rescue was one of three raid missions executed at the same time….
The power of social media: why the sex trade is migrating from brothels to social media
Lockdowns have closed many sex establishments in Southeast Asia, leaving many former workers wondering where to find an income. …
Survival situations: hope wins for the most traumatized survivors
Some Ugandan girls have had their lives flipped upside down, like losing both parents, yet they remain resilient.
A wave of rescues – 173 now free
Destiny Rescue rescued 173 girls in an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia between July and August….
The power of social media: how sex traffickers leverage social media for recruitment and grooming
In villages in Nepal, many girls today have electricity and smartphones, allowing them to enter the land of the internet. …
The second story window
Five teens quietly gathered while their seven friends slept in bunk beds around them. It was around 1 am and the girls,…
The escape artist: Sonali’s rescue story
To rescue a child, Destiny Rescue sometimes needs to get creative. …
Fourteen-year-old girl safe because of agent’s creativity
Destiny Rescue’s rescue agents normally go undercover, run surveillance or interview travellers at a border to rescue exploited children, but occasionally they…
The art of undercover rescue in Cambodia
It is near impossible to rescue a girl from sex trafficking in Cambodia, yet our rescue agents continue to do it. What…
Philippines raid followup: survivors finding justice
In the Philippines, Destiny Rescue not only frees girls from sex trafficking but also helps them find justice. Check back in on…
Celebrating 751 rescues in 2020
The global sex industry is an adaptable evil. As it evolves to feed an unabated demand around the world, our organization is continuously…
From a young soccer coach to a rescue agent: Meet Jacob
“It is not only about rescuing the girl. It is about changing her life.” …
Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days
Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest…
Rescue agents in two countries team up on notorious trafficker
Three girls left home without telling anyone where they were going, if not for the collaboration of two teams of Destiny Rescue…
Debunking classic myths about child sex trafficking
Destiny Rescue has drawn on its nearly 20 years of experience to explain the basic reality of child sex trafficking in Southeast…
On the run: Survivor helps three girls escape their traffickers
The girls thought they were journeying to find new jobs, but their dreams soon vaporized into thin air. …
Never give up: Agent finds missing child
Luma, a single mother of three children, approached police with news of her missing 17-year-old daughter. With the station busy and officers…
Mother and daughter rescued at the border
With the promise of love and marriage dancing in her mind, Nepal woman Kaya was embarking on a journey to a new…
“I think this is a set up” was the last text message the Destiny Rescue operative received from the pimp they had…
Rescuing in the Time of COVID-19
With much of the world coming to a halt from the abrupt effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, safe distancing is now the…
Twenty-one-year-old Soneeya* set out with her father to visit a neighboring city. She had no idea she was about to encounter the…
Flourishing in Freedom
Reena, Eisha and Nadiya were rescued at the Nepal border earlier this year. Since then, we have been following up with them…
Toddler Rescued – Our First Cyber Case
In February, our teams, in coordination with multiple law-enforcement agencies, executed an operation that rescued a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy from a life of…
It took extensive planning and skilled teamwork. On an unassuming February night, our teams and law enforcement executed four raids in immediate…
Moments From Vanishing
Four girls were rescued together at a border crossing. None of them had any idea that the bus they were on was…
Together for ‘The One’
Recently, one of our operatives noticed suspicious activity while he was traveling. Some young men were taking staged photos of a teen…
Rescue Update: Sreva’s Story
As our agents were conducting their routine interviews at a key border crossing location they came across 18-year-old Sreva* traveling with a…
Girl Interrupted – Border Rescues Pt. 2
Our Border Rescue agents are strategically positioned to intervene along the path of exploitation. Partnering with Border Patrol Police at key crossing…
Nona*, a Destiny Rescue border agent, watched another bus creak to a stop on the side of the dusty road. She climbed…
International Day of the Girl Child
Her face is bowed… Eyes fixed on small clasped hands… Shrouded in shadows of shame, cultural oppression and helplessness….
The Path of Exploitation
Our mission is to rescue children out of sex trafficking and exploitation, which is actually a rather broad category when specifics are…
The Scope of Exploitation
Exploitation ensnares many people in many different kinds of ways. Destiny Rescue’s mission is focused but our influence in the realm of…
159 Women Rescued in Operation Trabaho
It took 36 hours of hectic planning and strategic logistics for Destiny Rescue Philippines and its partner government agency, the National Bureau…
Celebrating 3000 Rescues
Destiny Rescue is celebrating the rescue of its 3,000th trafficking survivor from the sex trade….
Side by Side: A Best Friend Rescue Story
Valerie* and Christina* were both young single mothers caught up in a life neither truly wanted. Coming from poor families with limited…
Sordid Shadows: How to Catch a Pimp
SBS Dateline recently joined Destiny Rescue’s Founder and President Tony Kirwan, along with our International Rescue Director, rescue team, and local law…
Our Approach: Rescue
Destiny Rescue is on a mission to end child sexual slavery in our lifetime. One key component of Destiny Rescue’s mission is…
Imprisoned in Shame
The steel bars of shame continue to keep children enslaved long after they have been rescued from sexual exploitation….
Building Houses Building Lives
It was our privilege, our heart wrenching privilege, to send out a small band of volunteers to HELP build a house for…
Shattered Dreams…to Hope Again!
One young girl had a dream of becoming a nurse, but after her parents couldn’t afford to send her to school anymore,…