Newest pilot project celebrates its first 5 rescues!
Four children, ages 13-16, have been rescued from sexual exploitation and abuse in our newest project in Africa. The seven-year-old sibling of one survivor was rescued preemptively.
All five children have joined our community care program. They will receive individualized freedom plans, health checks and counseling as they begin their path to freedom.
New projects start in a pilot phase, allowing us to take the first steps of rescue, learn more about the dynamics of sexual exploitation in the region and adapt our programs to the specific needs of survivors.
This new project is located on the edge of a slum in a large city and is staffed by local professionals ready to find and rescue children from the darkest of circumstances. We are incredibly honored to be able to rescue children in this new region and continue alongside them on their journey to stay free over the next months.
Rescue Update Archive
Raid in the Philippines Rescues 14
Three girls, five boys, along with five young women, are now free after police–aided by our agents–completed a successful raid!
After receiving a tip that a pimp was bragging about selling underage boys and girls on social media, our agents went to law enforcement and together began to build a case. That pimp, along with three accomplices, was arrested during the raid.
48 girls rescued in Zimbabwe
All the survivors, aged 13-17, had been forced to sell themselves just to stay alive. While suffering terribly at the hands of their abusers, the girls often can only make enough money to buy their next meal.
26 children in Kenya no longer have to sell themselves to survive
The children, two of whom were boys, were between 10 and 17 years old. After rescue, all survivors begin their journey toward freedom with the support of our compassionate team of counselors and caseworkers.
You can read more about our new region of rescue and the work we’re doing there on our blog.
63 Rescued at the Nepal Border
Join us in celebrating the 63 individuals rescued last month by our heroic border agents in Nepal! The women and girls were between 14 and 36 years old.
After rescue, survivors may choose to prosecute their traffickers, though many forgo that option to avoid the negative community stigma. Every survivor is counseled on how to spot and avoid traffickers in the future.
17 survivors rescued in the Dominican Republic
It was a valiant, collaborative effort alongside our partners in law enforcement in the Dominican Republic to help these survivors achieve freedom from abuse. Their rescue culminated in 16 cases being closed by Dominican authorities, with 16 perps arrested!
One of those cases involved the sex trafficking of two individuals, while the rest were victims of sex crimes. You can read more about how we rescue here.