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Makara’s story: Survivor takes first steps towards her dream of owning a coffee shop


Before her 16th birthday, she fled the sex industry.

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Traffickers “brainwash” children in multidimensional poverty

Poverty is sometimes merely one of many deprivations crushing children.

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Teams deliver trauma rehabilitation classes to hundreds of survivors throughout rural provinces


Destiny Rescue bolsters trauma rehabilitation programs by hiring 16 staff early this year.

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What is next for graduates in Uganda?

In Uganda, 36 survivors are ready to start new careers after finishing their vocational training and graduating from community care late last month.

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36 survivors smile, dance and cheer after graduating


An inspiring group of girls graduated last month including 17-year-old Tracy.

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Special food packs and a weekend excursion

The work of rescue and reintegration in Uganda is thriving. Already this year, over 100 children have been rescued and started their paths to freedom in our projects across the country.

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How food packs help rescue children from abuse and combat food insecurity


Food insecurity is a major vulnerability leading to the exploitation of children

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British football clubs debut shirts proudly representing Destiny Rescue

The logo is small, but it's starting big conversations.

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Survivor on track to becoming a registered nurse


Brinda is busy in her third year of nursing school but took the time to share part of her story with us.

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Rescue expansion in Latin America

Read about the latest rescues in our newest rescue nation!

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Social media is becoming the new red-light district


Child sex trafficking is increasingly making its home on the internet.

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Celebrating the women fighting child sex trafficking

Whether their role is behind an office desk or staring into the face of human traffickers on the frontlines, Destiny Rescue’s female staff share the same heart for children, finding purpose in seeing girls free, heal and glow.

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School reopenings to “greatly” protect kids in Uganda


Uganda's schools were closed for nearly two years, creating ugly, unintended side effects for kids.

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Destiny Rescue celebrates empowering our team

Nearly every staff member in our biggest undisclosed project nation connected in the same room for the first time.

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Destiny Rescue’s record-breaking year


This milestone is thanks to rapid expansion across project nations.

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Bracing for “flood” of child sex abuse

Covid-19 restrictions took away jobs for many people in Thailand. Once restrictions ease, they'll be desperate for work.

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“Terror” in Haiti fuels labor trafficking in the Dominican


Traffickers are exploiting Haitians wishing to flee their home country.

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Three shining lights in Cambodia

Three stories of hope and bright futures from survivors in Cambodia.

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Health weeks have a positive impact on survivors in Thailand


Health weeks address both the emotional and physical health of survivors. These classes run about every other month and give staff the opportunity to connect with and teach survivors after rescue.

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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.

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Survivor presses against the grain to imprison trafficker


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Rescues skyrocket after befriending hundreds of villages

Our team hopes this is the start of something "great".

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Police must upskill to beat human trafficking


This is because traffickers are master innovators, a rescue agent says.

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Swarm of boys rescued from dangerous pimps

The rescue was one of three raid missions executed at the same time.

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Survivor nearly trafficked moments after meeting a young man on bus


Traffickers can spend up to two years grooming girls in Nepal, but others don't waste any time.

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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.

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A wave of rescues – 173 now free


Destiny Rescue rescued 173 girls in an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia between July and August.

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Survivors teach the ‘experts’ about trafficking

Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an annual awareness day about human trafficking worldwide.

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Children on the streets: human trafficking in Uganda


We have rescued over 100 children in the country, but we're merely scratching the surface.

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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, aged between 14 and 18, had a plan.

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Behind the scenes of raid missions


Kicking down doors and wrestling pimps to the floor are a couple of movie-like moments people might imagine when thinking about a raid mission by Destiny Rescue. While our rescue agents have stormed houses with firearms, missions are careful and calculated and most lack this expected blockbuster-like action.

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Trafficking ring unmasked in quiet neighborhood

Early this month, Destiny Rescue and the country’s law enforcement rescued 20 females, including two minors, after discovering they were being held in a house and sold for sex to customers who made online bookings.

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The women of the frontlines


Our border agents in Nepal are all women, fighting to rescue girls a stride away from misery.

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Daily life at our home in Cambodia

The daily routine of our residential home is not exclusive to those living in the dorm rooms upstairs. Survivors in community care within commuting distance attend our classes in the home and are just as much a part of the family.

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The escape artist: Sonali’s rescue story


To rescue a child, Destiny Rescue sometimes needs to get creative.

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Tara’s Story: 17-year-old is the first rescue at newly-opened border station

Tara is seventeen years old and lives with her parents and siblings in rural central Nepal. She attended school through the eighth grade until she had to drop out to help her parents at home.

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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 must get creative or, in this case, musical.

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Church partnership extends reach of community care

Destiny Rescue is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education program to survivors enrolled in community care.

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Celebrate her journey | International Women’s Day 2021


International Women's Day is described as, “A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.” Together, we celebrate the efforts and achievements of the strong women and girls in our midst.

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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 a case from December 2020.

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From civil war to the pandemic: explore Nepal’s struggle to fight sex trafficking


Context is the key that unlocks the answers to successfully fighting sex trafficking. Take a deep dive into Nepal's history and culture and learn more about the vital role border rescue plays in our fight to end child sex trafficking.

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Traffickers try new tactics to exploit two girls

Agents are up against new challenges as traffickers pull out all the stops hoping to sneak girls across the border and into a life of exploitation

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Pandemic job loss: impact on human trafficking


Millions of people worldwide are sexually exploited each year by either being sold for sex, forced to marry a stranger or abused by a family member. This is a crisis that is expected to worsen in the wake of Covid-19.

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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 facing new challenges to fight child sex trafficking.

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Four new border stations open, 39 more lives rescued so far


Announcing new border stations and plans for even more expansion soon!

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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 surge of rescue is incredibly encouraging.

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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 agents, they could have been gone forever.

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Golden Worth

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This is a global observance day to combat and raise awareness of gender-based violence against women across the world.

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The most rewarding job: Meet Subin


Work can be emotionally, mentally and even physically taxing - but Subin insists it's the most rewarding job.

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The girl who rescued herself: Malee’s story

Malee heard about Destiny Rescue from her close friend, next, she made a decision that would change the path of her life forever.

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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.

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International day of the girl child 2020

Today is International Day of the Girl Child, an annual observance day founded by the United Nations in 2012 to pull focus on the challenges girls face worldwide and promote their rights.

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Not forgotten


A second wave of food deliveries has brought hope to 150 families in one of our undisclosed locations.

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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 overwhelmed by their already -strenuous workload, her report was brushed aside.

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Nary’s new beginning


In January, government officials handed Destiny Rescue’s social workers a troubling case. Nary was living with her impoverished family while being exploited by a man who, as of last month, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his crimes.

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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 country with her supposed fiance.

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Operation Corso


“I think this is a set up” was the last text message the Destiny Rescue operative received from the pimp they had been tracking down for a long time.

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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 new normal—affecting all kinds of businesses, from big malls, restaurants, to bars, down to the dingiest brothels.

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COVID-19 Response: Food for Survivors


Our teams have been working hard to assemble and distribute food packs to those in need. These deliveries have brought crucial aid to desperate families and developed our relationships with key communities that will open doors for rescue opportunities.

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Soneeya’s Story

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 man who would turn out to be her trafficker.

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Adapting in Aftercare


COVID-19’s impact on our projects is different in each country. Destiny Rescue teams are adapting in innovative and meaningful ways to continue to carry out our mission on the ground.

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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 continued sexual exploitation.

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24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs


These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in each of these quotes.

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Operation Domino

It took extensive planning and skilled teamwork. On an unassuming February night, our teams and law enforcement executed four raids in immediate succession.

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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 about to cross the border into a different country.

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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 girl and then left the area with her.

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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 21-year-old man.

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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 of Investigation (NBI) to stage the largest raid operation Destiny Rescue has ever undertaken.

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Achariya: Seamstress and Mother


Achariya is one of many girls who has come through Destiny Rescue’s program and has since gone on to flourish at this workplace. Read her story to freedom.

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Laekena: Salon Owner

It is 8:00 am on a Tuesday morning. She pulls back the large cream bi-folding doors that give her salon its indoor-outdoor flow.

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Best Friends Give Back


Chanchira*, 17, and Apichaya*, 16, came to Thailand’s Promise Home recently. Originally from the same hill tribe village, these two girls are friends who also worked together at the same bar.

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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 education, they had limited employment options.

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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 enforcement… on the sex-trade frontline in the Philippines.

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Destiny Rescue Official Response to SBS Dateline Story

The Dateline Team from Australia’s SBS television channel recently joined our Founder and President Tony Kirwan, our rescue team and local authorities on highly dangerous raids in the Philippines, giving viewers a rare insight into such rescue operations.

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Team Trip Changed my Life


Jane reflects on her journey as a Destiny Rescue supporter and advocate.

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Child Rescue Rebrand for New Zealand

It’s with great excitement we announce that Destiny Rescue’s New Zealand branch has changed its name to Child Rescue New Zealand.

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Daughters of the King Celebration


Destiny Rescue’s home in northern Thailand buzzed with excitement as girls in fancy dresses had their hair and makeup done...

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Selling Crepes, Learning Business Skills

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Srey Ny: A Success Story


The counselor’s phone rang. Not sure who was calling, she answered immediately.

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Ripple Effect: One Girl, One Well One Village

Water. It’s such a simple thing, but often those of us who live in developed nations do not think about it.

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Imprisoned in Shame


The steel bars of shame continue to keep children enslaved long after they have been rescued from sexual exploitation.

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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 a very poor village family in the hills of northern Thailand.

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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, she had to look for a job away from home. Tragically, she was deceived and forced into the sex industry until…

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