PHILIPPINES

Since 2012, we have worked with women, men, and children in the Philippines who have suffered abuse, either directly or indirectly as a result of sex trafficking. We also provide educational resources and basic necessities to those who are vulnerable to becoming trafficked.

 

It is estimated that 20-40 million men, women, and children that are enslaved on the earth, and over 60% of victims are located in Asia. Because of natural disasters, poverty, previous wars, and historic reasons, human trafficking has been an issue for many years in this country. The Philippines is a very popular destination for sex tourists and is also one of the top global sources of child pornography. There has also been a continual increase in demand for the online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC), which has been known to target children as young as 2 months old in the Philippines. 

 

Rescuing someone from trafficking and leading them into the process of healing and wholeness is a process that requires assistance from many. We partner with the Philippine government, lawyers, churches, volunteers, health practitioners, and other NGO's that are also on the frontlines of ending modern day slavery and its effects.

PREVENTION

Building awareness and education is imperative for combatting sex trafficking and sexual abuse. In the Philippines, we host monthly educational events for children and teens in poverty as well as for their guardians.

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BOYS HOME

We are building the first boys home (newborn -17 years) in the Philippines for those who have been rescued from sexual abuse and sex trafficking both in person and online. We are hoping to open as soon as May 2021.

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Statistics

51% of sexually abused children in the Philippines are boys

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The reality is...

Boys typically end up in the foster care system, into an alternative unsafe environment, or back into the hands of their abuser

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Statistics

The median age for a child to be trafficked in the Philippines is 11 years old

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The reality is...

Boys have less resources than girls when it comes to sexual abuse & trafficking

OUR VISION FOR THE HOME

Our vision is to see child survivors healed, restored, and empowered to develop healthy and secure lives.

IMPLEMENTATION

In our home we will provide protection, care, restoration, education, healing, and empowerment.

  • Physical: Home, medical and dental visits, healthy food, and exercise

  • Mental: 1:1 therapy, group therapy, and a social worker on site

  • Emotional: Counseling and addressing stigmas

  • Spiritual: Spiritual development towards healing and growth

  • Empowerment: Education, mentorships, and job training

  • Safety: Home away from abusers and legal assistance