How do we rescue children from sex trafficking?
Day and night, agents enter some of the darkest places on the planet in search of children trapped in sex trafficking and exploitation. Once identified, our agents work relentlessly to bring these children to freedom. Each child’s rescue looks different, but typically falls into one of five rescue types.
Our rescue agents go undercover in brothels, bars and on the streets to find children being sexually exploited. Once found, we build trust with them and offer a way out.
Rescue agents identify child-sex-trafficking victims and gather the evidence needed to build a legal case against their traffickers. Our teams then work alongside law enforcement to free victims and arrest offenders.
By visiting communities or receiving intelligence, rescue agents discover children being sexually exploited within their communities or on the streets and intervene to rescue the child.
Rescue agents work at border crossing stations and actively identify trafficking victims. They will detain and question travelers and take action as needed to rescue those found to be victims of human trafficking.
The online sexual exploitation of children (OSEC) has exploded in recent years. Using cutting-edge software and innovative investigatory methods, our agents are rescuing children even as perpetrators are located and prosecuted.
Our rescue operations are sometimes executed in collaboration with other organizations. Learn more about our strategic work with partners here.
Who We Rescue
Our agents constantly fight to bring freedom to children caught in sexual exploitation. In the pursuit of children, we are often given the opportunity to rescue adults out of labour and sex trafficking situations too. All people are valuable, created in the image of God and are worthy of rescue and freedom.
Rescue teams active across twelve countries
12,000+ rescues and counting
Aided in 600+ arrests
The work of rescue
doesn’t stop here!
Read about our reintegration approach and programmes that assist children on their path to freedom.Learn More