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Sisters Exit the Sex Trade, Turn Back to Save Others


After months of hard work, Sophea was finally free from exploitation. But that wasn’t enough: her little sister still faced abusers every night in the bar.

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“I’m here for you. You just don’t know it yet.” – The Heart of a Burn Agent

Volunteering to be a burn agent requires taking on the persona of a predator. It's challenging and uncomfortable work, but for agent Bortz, it's a small price to pay to bring exploited children to freedom.

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Operation Cattleya: Over 70 rescued in the Dominican Republic


Sometimes you have to pretend to be the bad guy to save them.

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A Way Out

In the blink of an eye, Edith’s life changed. Without income for daily necessities, she was desperate to provide for her family. A classmate suggested an unthinkable solution to Edith, but she saw no way out.

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“She Didn’t Want to be There”: The Girl in Gold


The story of a daring raid through the eyes of a Rescue Agent

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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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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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She Changed Her Name to Victory

Namazzi's life was bleak and she thought it could never change. Little did she know the amazing transformation that awaited her on her path to freedom.

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Learning from a survivor: Fiona’s Freedom


Part 2 of Fiona's incredible journey from the despair of sexual exploitation in Uganda to a new life of hope

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Listening to a survivor: Fiona’s story

Fiona shares her journey of discovering she was no longer alone.

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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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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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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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Words from Hope and Rosie


Survivors in Uganda share about their journeys into a new life of freedom.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Aspiring missionary defeats her dark past: Dao’s story


Five years after her rescue, Dao shares about her journey out of the clutches of the sex industry, through healing and into freedom.

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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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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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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 and their families to see how they are doing.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daring to Dream: A Rescue Story


Poverty is a dream killer and an all too familiar part of the story for many girls that come through Destiny Rescue, including Noo*.

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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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Letter from Lawan


This is one of many success stories we have involving children we rescue. When a sponsored rescued child is reintegrated, they leave our program to begin a new life.

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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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Enslaved to Entrepreneur


Pensri was 18 years old when Destiny Rescue rescued her from a bar. She had followed her friend who had gone to work, not realizing what kind of work she was about to begin.

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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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