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The Philippines

Three Operations in Four Days Bring Ten Children to Freedom
As the sun’s first light filtered into a nondescript home in Tacloban City, Philippines, an adult spent the early hours chatting online. What she was...
Australian National Convicted in the Philippines, Sentenced to Life in Prison
A Philippine court convicted two traffickers—including Drew Frederick Shobbrook, an Australian national living in the Philippines—for sexually...
Justice in Slavery Case Honors Brave Testimonies of Survivors
IJM Manila secured the first conviction in a slavery case this year. On January 9, a court in the Philippines declared two traffickers guilty for...
Kim thought nothing was wrong. But that was about to change.
This is the story of a brave girl named Kim* who grew up in the Philippines. Much of her childhood was spent in poverty, and when she thinks of her...
Nine Children Rescued from Remote Island in the Philippines, Thanks to Canadian Tip
One little girl was hidden behind a door. Another was riding her bike in the neighborhood. Another was at a Girl Scouts meeting. But IJM and...
Caught Red-Handed, Cybersex Trafficking Suspects Run from Police
Police chased the suspects along the main road as people shopped and dined along this busy street in Manila. The police caught up and arrested the...
Two Young Teens Rescued As Visayas Anti-Trafficking Police Lead Tenth Operation This Year
IJM helped Philippine authorities rescue two girls, 14 and 15 years old, from cybersex trafficking over the weekend. Two suspects were arrested for...
Two American Men Convicted for Exploiting Filipino Children
This week, courts on opposite sides of the U.S. convicted two American men for sexually exploiting children thousands of miles away in the...
Landmark Conviction Cracks Down on Cybersex Trafficking, Frees Survivors from Fear
A Filipino man who preyed on children and women for his own sexual pleasure and profited from a twisted network of cybersex trafficking has been...

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