Cambodian girl goes to 8th grade instead of bar work
The 16-year-old was about to start work in a beer garden, a business in the region known to groom young girls for sexual exploitation.
The child, Chantu, was discovered by our field agents who worked with her mother to ensure the girl’s safety. Often families are unaware of the risks associated with these jobs so our teams spend dedicated time providing parents with awareness training. Chantu enrolled in our program after rescue and attended our Empower class (pictured) which bolstered her sense of self worth. The financial assistance provided by our program has helped to offset initial education costs and she is now attending school in grade 8.
Name has been changed to protect her identity
Rescue Update Archive
19 rescued from labor trafficking in Asia
Over the month of July, 17 men, a young woman and one 12-year-old boy, were rescued from labor trafficking in two Asian countries where we work.
While we continue to focus on rescuing sexually exploited children, our efforts can lead us to discovering and assisting victims trapped in other forms of human trafficking.
66 souls rescued at the Nepal border
66 people, including 24 children, were rescued over the course of June and July in Nepal.
One of the women rescued had her 4-year-old daughter with her, who could have suffered the same fate as her mother. Two brothers, just 9 and 14 years old, were also rescued from a man claiming to be their uncle. To read about what happens if traffickers make it over the border with their victims, read more on our blog.
Operation in Thailand rescues six girls
The children, all between 15 and 17 years old, were rescued in a single operation from sex trafficking.
We’ve been strengthening our ties with Thai law enforcement agencies so we can continue to save more children more efficiently. To read about our recent memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government, follow this link.
Two girls rescued during Nepal raid
Two girls, both only 14 years old, were rescued during a sex trafficking raid in Nepal.
The raid not only resulted in freedom for these two brave survivors, but also in the arrest of one perpetrator thanks to our partners in law enforcement.
Four young children rescued from online exploitation in the Philippines
A recent raid led to the rescue of two boys and two girls, all under 13 years old. The youngest girl was only 5 years old.
Three suspects were arrested for exploiting these vulnerable children online. The online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) is a growing problem. Read more here.