23 girls and young women stepping into freedom in the Philippines


Efforts in collaboration with law enforcement rescued 23 survivors of sex trafficking, including four minors, and facilitated the arrest of three alleged perpetrators.

After we received a tip that girls and young women were being sold for sex by a pimp in a southern region of the Philippines, agents began collaboration with local law enforcement – our first mission ever in this region.

The operation was the result of months of hard work and case building. We worked alongside police to provide undercover surveillance, intelligence gathering and on-scene support during the raid.

Our social worker collaborated with the Filipino Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) team and assisted in the support of survivors immediately after rescue.

Rescue Update Archive

9 Rescued from Sex Trafficking in Asia


Nine survivors are no longer being exploited after bravely accepting our offer of freedom.

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Two of the survivors, both 18, chose to join their 17-year-old friend when we offered to usher her out of exploitation in a bar. All the survivors have been enrolled in Freedom Plans.

Four entered Residential Care, where they stay in our homes and five entered Community Care, where they stay with family or guardians while both groups attend our programming. For a better understanding of how Freedom Plans work, learn more here.

5 Kids Rescued in Southeast Asia


Five girls between the ages of 14 and 16 were rescued in collaboration with law enforcement.

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3 Rescued from Labor Trafficking in Asia


Three young men are now free from harsh forced labor.

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Three young men were victims of a growing international trend in labor trafficking: they were forced to work in abysmal conditions in call centers, before our agents found and rescued them. Each has been safely returned to his home country.

Learn more about this dark and growing form of labor trafficking.

9 Children Rescued in Kenya


Nine children no longer face sex trafficking and exploitation in Kenya.

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The rescued children include eight girls between 14 and 17 years old and one 12-year-old boy. The kids, all enrolled in Freedom Plans, are working with our compassionate team to forge new, stable lives free of exploitation. To hear from a survivor in Kenya, click here.

6 Former Victims Begin New Lives


Five children and one 18-year-old were rescued from sex trafficking in Cambodia.

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