Nicknamed the “pearl of Africa” by Sir Winston Churchill, Uganda’s landscape and people are the definition of beauty.
While the land boasts beautiful but fierce animals like lions, rhinos and elephants, its citizens are warm and quick to smile.
Child Rescue’s top priority
in Uganda is tackling the issue of
child sex trafficking.
War and unrest has left great scars on generations of citizens in Uganda. The lasting effects of these traumas have broken families and left many children vulnerable to human trafficking. Economic desperation is a common precursor to exploitation for girls in Uganda.
Although illegal, prostitution can be found on the streets in the country. This form of exploitation is sometimes the only option for survival for girls without a support system and high education.
Our work in Uganda
Rescue agents, male and female, connect with children trapped in street prostitution and help them safely exit this life of exploitation..
Girls live with their families or roommates and work with a caseworker on their Freedom Plan which includes education or vocational training. They attend daily classes with our reintegration staff and receive face-to-face as well as over-the-phone trauma-informed counseling. Our care also includes meals and focuses on alleviating the financial stressors that made them vulnerable to exploitation.
Stepping into a life of normalcy and independence is the ultimate victory! Our staff works with children towards a sustainable life of freedom.
We operate rescue, reintegration and some prevention programs in eight countries across the world. Learn more about our mission to help end child sexual exploitation and trafficking in our lifetime.Learn More