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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An update on the impact of COVID-19 at CAPTIVATING

For all the challenges currently gripping the world, we see light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel. We remain positive and hopeful. 




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From a Trafficking Survivor to a Confident and Inspiring Woman

Andi [name changed for privacy and protection] was rescued from trafficking by International Justice Mission (IJM) and referred to the Blessed House in 2017. During the past few years, she has gone through counselling, confidence building and learning skills that she can rely on to earn an income. She is now strong and confident and able to move out of the Blessed House and reintegrate into the community. She successfully secured a scholarship to finish her studies and is continuing to support herself through her job at the Blessed House's Sewing Enterprise. She is also one of the facilitators of the Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign (HTAC) with the microfinance groups. She spends time and engages with the mothers - answering their questions about human trafficking and encouraging them to fight it.




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Parent Advocates

Aside from cybersex crime, another main issue in provinces in the Philippines is the lure of working in the cities, usually in Manila. Through the Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign, parents are educated and encouraged to be more vigilant in protecting their children.




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Rebuilding a Dignified Life

Via was only a few months old when her mother died of cancer. She longed to study but because of poverty, she wasn’t able to go to school. Her father would take naked pictures of her while taking a bath. She wasn’t sure for what purpose the pictures were, but it went on for a couple of months.




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Wennie's Growing Businesses

Wennie joined the the Honor 1000 Microfinance project in 2017 because, being able to give her three small children a good education was important to her. She didn't want the temptation of trafficking and cyber crime to lure herself or her children as a way to earn money. She knew she was not financially stable enough and worried what the future would be for her children. A microloan from the Honor 1000 Microfinance project was just what she needed. 




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Employment for Rehabilitated Women

The Blessed Project's Sewing Enterprise in the Philippines focuses on two core objectives: (1) sustainability and (2) skills training to prepare young women for employment. Jelyn’s story is just one of the many success stories the program has witnessed and wishes to witness as this social enterprise grows.