44 Barangays Reached by our OSAEC Awareness Seminar

In our efforts to reach as many individuals as possible and increase their awareness to fight against human trafficking, one of our social workers in the Philippines conducted an Online Sexual Abuse or Exploitation of Children (OSAEC) awareness seminar among 108 barangay and social workers from a town in Bataan.

Barangay and Social Workers Smiling

Due to a recent distressing incident that recently made headlines, the mayor of the barangay was moved to take immediate action by extending an invitation to our team in the Philippines to hold the seminar.

All the municipal social workers and at least 2 representatives from the 44 barangays were in attendance. The police chief officer was also present, urging everyone to be aware of OSAEC.

To our astonishment, the majority of the participants from the barangays were unaware of OSAEC. They might have heard and may have an idea about it, but they were in the dark on how rampant OSAEC cases had been in the country. After the seminar, they expressed their resolve to be vigilant, watch for red flags, and monitor their respective communities. It’s encouraging that through partnerships with the local government, we created a heightened OSAEC awareness and a sense of responsibility within communities to create a safer environment for children and prevent future cases.

Indeed, it is only when we work together that we can be united to fight off the threats and intimidation of cybersex crimes and exploitation of children.


2023 will see Captivating fund education and awareness programs reaching 30,000 women and students in locations considered significantly at risk of cybersex crime and human trafficking.

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