Stranger Danger

The Online Safety Campaign is conducted by Honor 1000 Movement in elementary public schools in the Philippines not only to raise awareness on human trafficking, but also to inform the students what immediate actions they could take should they experience malicious activities online.

In one of the sessions, one of the Grade 6 students shared that a foreigner chatted her online asking her to send him pictures of her naked in exchange for money. The student immediately blocked the stranger. Meanwhile, another female student shared that a foreigner kept on commenting on her photos which made her uncomfortable. The student also immediately blocked the stranger.

In our efforts to fight online sexual exploitation of children, we continue to hear stories like these from students as young as 11 years old. In Manila, where public schools are overpopulated and teachers are overworked, school officials are also aware of the problem, but are not able to respond as much as they want to due to limited resources and bandwidth. Our efforts to help them in this aspect is changing lives.

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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.




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3 children now safe

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




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Finding a Silver Lining

While this pandemic has tied down majority of us in our homes, the young women at The Blessed Project have found ways to make their time at the shelter worthwhile and fruitful. One of them, Jean (name changed for protection and privacy), shares her experience.




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A Mother's Story in the Midst of Pandemic

Blessa is part of the Philippines Microfinance program and is one among many others gravely affected in the Philippines by the current pandemic.




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Traffickers Switch to Online Exploitation Amidst Pandemic

"As schools are closed and majority of people stay in their homes due to the threat of COVID-19, the incidence of livestreams of child sex abuse has increased," says a report from a local news channel in the Philippines.




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The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk

The sad reality is that the uncertainty brought about by this pandemic has caused panic and anxiety. Most of these rural and urban poor families from the Philippines rely on daily income/wages to get by, and stocking up on even just a week's supply of basic necessities is nearly impossible.