Seeking Justice Against Perpetrator

Zarah (name changed) was rescued by International Justice Mission and referred to the Captivating funded Honor 1000 Movement’s Blessed Project. At age 14, a neighbor lured Zarah into cybersex in exchange for money, so she can help her poor family. Aside from her, several other young girls were also victimized by the same perpetrator. The authorities conducted online investigations and were able to filter Zarah’s messages to the perpetrator. Zarah is now under the care of the Blessed Project and has an ongoing legal case against the perpetrator.

Honor 1000 Movement recently participated in a seminar hosted by a local government agency on increasing skills for child friendly forensic interviews. It aims to empower aftercare programs to provide support to victims with ongoing legal cases like Zarah. Most victims of cybersex are young children who aren’t even aware that they are being abused. The work that our partners do in the Stop Cybersex Crime school-based project is crucial in coming alongside them in realizing they are being abused and that there is help. The Blessed Project exists to help rehabilitate young women and girls who have fallen prey to traffickers and the online world of cybersex. Thank you to our amazing donors who support these two life changing projects in the Philippines.

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Happy to be Reunited

After the court’s decision on the OSEC case of Rachel, May and Kat (names changed for their privacy), our field partner in the Philippines, HONOR 1000, immediately worked on the final procedures of their reintegration from the Blessed House to the community.

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Testify Against their Mother

We just received reports that after Rachel, May, Kat (names changed for privacy) testified against their mother in court, the judge convicted the accused guilty of trafficking her own children. This is such a roller coaster of emotions for our Blessed trainees: the anticipation, the relief that finally their legal case is moving forward, the nervousness,...




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Winning the Case Against Her Perpetrator

One of our reintegrated young women from the Blessed House in the Philippines, has won her case against her perpetrator! The judge convicted the accused guilty of trafficking and child pornography. He will be imprisoned for 15 years, as well as required to pay for moral damages to her. When Ria (name changed for privacy) was reintegrated, she received threats and...




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Blessed Project Family Therapy

One of the many ways we help Blessed Project Trainees in their reintegration is through family therapy. With the assistance of our social worker, we let the children and parents talk about their issues in the family that might have contributed to the children’s victimization.

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A Chance to Move Forward

When a young woman is rescued from human trafficking, the road to recovery is a long and challenging one for many – emotionally scared and broken from un-imaginable abuse. This is where the “Blessed” program steps in to fill a...




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Young Woman Survivor Decides for Her Future

During her stay in the Blessed House, Mae (name changed for protection and privacy) was able to go to school. Though she was older than most of her classmates, she persevered and even finished a vocational course on cooking while also attending formal school.