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TRUSTED: Why working with authorities matters in human trafficking cases


We’ve adapted, changing our model to become better rescuers. The result has literally changed the criminal landscape in some areas.

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10 More Inspiring Human Trafficking Quotes

Be inspired by these quotes—and share them with your friends so they can join the fight against child sex trafficking, too. Every person who’s aware of the issue of child sexual exploitation is another person who can help end it.

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11 Inspiring Anti-Human Trafficking Quotes


Ending child sex slavery in our lifetime seems like a daunting goal. Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. One thing is for sure, awareness is the first step towards action and achieving our goal!

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How to Fight Human Trafficking

The problem of child trafficking demands a response. What will yours be?

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How Social Media Drives Sex Trafficking


By gradually changing a child’s perception of the world, social media enables human trafficking.

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Pushed to the Edge: How Desperation Fuels Child Exploitation

With no other options ahead and countless duties on their shoulders, they’re left with two terrible options: exploitation or starvation.

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What is Grooming? 3 Ways Traffickers Ensnare Children


What begins as a seemingly innocent friendship often ends in tragedy.

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“I know we have a voice”: Human Trafficking Survivor Quotes about EMPOWER

Hear what survivors have to say about recovering from trauma

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Daily Desperation: A Day in the Slums


How does a child care for their siblings without financial support to survive?

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What happens after rescue?

A successful rescue doesn’t end when a child is removed from exploitation. That event is only the first step in a process that will help her stay free.

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Rescue Sunday: Inspiring Action by Igniting Faith


Rescue Sundays provide a unique opportunity for congregations to come alive, united in a passion for pulling kids out of the darkness.

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4 Devastating Reasons Kids Face Exploitation in Uganda

For some children across Uganda, entering exploitation is the only means to survive.

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From the Frontlines: Zimbabwe


“My life has changed; every day, I make some money to take home.”

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The Perfect Storm: Why OSEC is Growing So Quickly

The online sexual exploitation of kids is under-reported, hard to track and poorly understood. And by all accounts, it's growing out of control.

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Post-Rescue Realities


Rescue requires more than being removed from an exploitative situation. To truly stay free, survivors must be equipped and empowered to overcome the challenges that made them vulnerable to abuse in the first place.

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Closing the Gaps at the Nepal Border

New border stations added in Nepal to stop more traffickers from luring victims out of the country.

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What is OSEC?


Kids are being exploited online at an alarming rate. Learn more about this complex problem and how we can address it.

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Kenya: An Introduction

Despite many challenges, Kenyans are known for being hopeful for a better future. Learn about this beautiful land of contrasts and the work we’re doing to make futures brighter in Kenya.

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An Inside Look at the Work of Three Freedom Fighters


Freedom Fighters are heroes who use their unique giftings to rescue children and help them heal and build a new life. From undercover work to vocational training, these three heroes go above and beyond to ensure kids are free from exploitation.

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What is a Freedom Fighter?

Rescuing exploited children and keeping them free requires a diverse team of professionals, from former detectives to psychologists to business specialists and countless others.

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The Four Percent


While rescue after traffickers have crossed the border with their victims is difficult and extremely rare, these cases–four percent of our rescues in Nepal–reveal the heartbreaking realities awaiting those being lured out of the country.

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Pilot Projects: The First Step to a New Rescue Operation

In order to expand our vital work to a different region of the world, Destiny Rescue first establishes a Pilot Project.

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Join the movement to end violence against women and girls


The path to eliminating violence against women has not been an easy one, but we won't stop freeing women and children from the darkness of sexual exploitation and fighting for the equality of all.

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Philippine Government Declares War on OSEC

The Filipino government has taken a strong stance against the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC).

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Rescue in broad daylight


Dedicated agents and caseworkers are making a difference in Cambodia

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Life as a rescue agent: realities, risks, rewards

A day in the life of ordinary men dedicated to fighting child trafficking

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Destiny Rescue is fighting sex trafficking and child exploitation in the Dominican Republic


Our team in the Dominican Republic assists law enforcement in rescuing kids from exploitation and ensuring perpetrators are held accountable.

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What makes a rescue agent in the Philippines?

Hear from seasoned rescue agent and Philippines country manager, Bruce, as he shares the most important qualities needed in a rescue agent.

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From desperation to confidence: Survival situations and community care in South Asia


Learn more about our rescue and reintegration programs across rural villages in South Asia

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What happens after a border rescue in Nepal?

Passionate women with strong communication skills are the heartbeat of our work in Nepal. Their intentional voices drive our work forward from start to finish.

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The three secrets behind a successful covert rescue


It's not easy rescuing girls making "lots of money" at bars.

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What’s a covert rescue in Cambodia?

Learn how our rescue agents go undercover and find exploited children in red-light districts.

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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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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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A survivor’s journey through the eyes of our team

Catch a glimpse of what team members see daily in their relentless anti-trafficking work.

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The domino effect: how border agents empower survivors to fight human trafficking


Agents put on their teacher hats after rescuing a girl, educating them on all-things trafficking.

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A dark journey: how child marriages can lead to human trafficking

After her 15th birthday, Mina entered a child marriage - the start of a long, tough road.

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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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Three similarities between child marriage and sex trafficking

Destiny Rescue sees a kaleidoscope of social injustices worldwide, including child marriage and sex trafficking. These two crimes might seem different on the surface, but they're similar once diving deeper - especially when their lines blur in a child's story.

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Survivors with abusive families smile again


Each survivor's resilience is a near-miracle given their history.

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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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The evolution of human trafficking in the Philippines


It's becoming a "darker trade," a rescue agent says.

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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.

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The power of social media: why some girls enter the sex industry to buy coffee and clothes


Online pictures of snacks and models are typically harmless, but they can have a harmful, peculiar effect on kids in developing countries.

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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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Explore Uganda part three: Child brides and stopping trafficking


Child exploitation takes on many shapes in the nation, but Destiny Rescue is fighting back.

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Explore Uganda part two: A merciless history

A handful of reasons underpins Uganda's poverty, one being mass slaughterings of its citizens in recent history.

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Explore Uganda part one: The diamond of Africa


Uganda is synonymous with natural beauty, but child street prostitution is a thorn in its land.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 then is their secret?

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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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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."

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Children need homes, not institutions


Home. A place to belong and grow. What does home look like for a survivor after rescue?

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Abolition is our vision

Destiny Rescue’s vision is to play a leading role in stamping out this global crisis in our lifetime. But how can this Goliath-sized issue be knocked down?

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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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Debunking classic myths about child sex trafficking


Learn the truth and help bolster the fight against human trafficking.

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How to talk about child sex trafficking

Five introspective questions to consider as you engage in conversations about child trafficking

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Six Things You Can Do to Fight Child Sex Trafficking


When it comes to fighting child sex trafficking and human trafficking in general, you may feel at a loss for what you can do to help. Everyone has to start somewhere, which is why we’re giving you six easy tasks you can take on and join the fight today.

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Ten statements we believe

Here are ten graphics to help empower you to use your voice for freedom.

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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 locations, these agents are trained to identify potential victims of harm and trafficking.

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Border Rescues

Nona*, a Destiny Rescue border agent, watched another bus creak to a stop on the side of the dusty road. She climbed aboard and began walking down the narrow aisle inspecting each passenger.

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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.

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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 considered.

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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 anti-trafficking continues to broaden.

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National Staff: The Changemakers

The problem of human trafficking is a global phenomenon, and we truly believe that only a collective, national and international response will succeed in creating a long-term impact.

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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 to literally rescue children out of the sex trade and exploitative situations.

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Tony Kirwan: Why I Started Destiny Rescue

I’m often asked what made me start Destiny Rescue back in 2001, and the answer is short and simple.

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