House to House Advocacy

Since schools in the Philippines have shifted mostly to online classes and large gatherings are still prohibited, our partner Honor 1000 found an alternative to continue reaching out to students and parents and raise awareness on human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) despite the pandemic.

They recently started house-to-house visits, distributing infographic materials and discussing the dangers of human trafficking and OSAEC and how to fight them. Many of the parents they talked to had little to no knowledge about the issue or how to protect themselves and their children from it. They asked many questions and now know where to report should they know of any cases. Some parents also shared personal experiences from the past which they realized were forms of trafficking and/or online abuse.

The house-to-house approach was especially helpful for difficult to reach places in the rural areas of the Philippines. We are grateful that the parents valued the visit; likewise, the parents were grateful for the new knowledge imparted to them.

  

Local authorities have reported a surge in cases of online sexual exploitation of children in the recent months due to economic challenges brought about by the pandemic.
(16 September 2020, Philippine Daily Inquirer).

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BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Safer Home and Means of Living

Early in 2019, the slum area where Kara and her family lived caught fire. Kara was homeless so she decided to live with her friends. One of her friends introduced her to a woman who promised to give her a job. Little did she know that the woman would exploit her.




HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Coming Up with New Ideas

Irene recently joined the Microfinance project. Her small business is selling shoes, clothes, and cosmetics. Because of the pandemic, she was forced to stop taking orders because the businesses selling non-essential goods were banned to operate.




BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Rescued in an Entrapment Operation

Issa [name changed for privacy and protection] lived in a cemetery with her family. As the eldest, she felt the burden to help provide for the family. She found a job through a woman she met, but before she knew it, she was trapped and unable to free herself from a recurring exploitation.




PHILIPPINES | STOP CYBERSEX CRIME | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Battling Cybersex Crime in the Philippines

Philippines is a global hotspot for online sexual exploitation of children, with eight times more case referrals than other countries. The latest International Justice Mission report also showed that majority of the victims are female with ages ranging from 10 to 15 years and some even under 1 year old. Sadly, a lot of the identified perpetrators are the children's own parents or close relatives.




END POVERTY | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.




BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP CYBERSEX CRIME | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

3 children now safe

3 children, victims of cybersex abuse, have been referred to the safety of our partners' safe-house.