Rescue the enslaved
Children are bound either by physical or psychological chains and our rescue agents’ job is to bring these children out of the darkness of exploitation.
Poverty, lack of education and other socioeconomic hardships can drive families into desperation. Willing to risk everything to send money back to their families, teenage girls trying to find employment are easily swallowed up by the sex industry. While quite common, this is not the only narrative we encounter. Children from all backgrounds are tricked, manipulated then trapped in exploitation with no hope of escape.
Our rescue agents go undercover visiting areas and establishments suspected of exploiting children. Rescue tactics are varied and unique to each child we locate. The location, specific situation, cultural factors and child’s age all influence how a rescue is planned and carried out.
Rescue tactics can broadly be narrowed down to two categories:
- Covert Rescue: Build trust with the child to offer and coordinate the safest escape route possible.
- Raid Rescue: Partner with anti-trafficking police to gain intelligence and help facilitate a raid. This rescues the child and can bring justice to the perpetrator.
Both methods of rescue are vital in fulfilling our vision to see child slavery ended in our lifetimes.
According to the International Labor Organization is estimated that there are over 1 million children trapped in sexual slavery around the world today. 73% of sex trafficking victims are found in Asia and the Pacific regions. We are relentlessly confronting this darkness where it runs most rampant.
The Bible says, “Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4 NIV).
We have heard these precious children’s cries for help and we are working to deliver them. We have rescued thousands of children from sexual exploitation and will continue to follow the call until every child is safe.