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A wave of rescues – 173 now free


Destiny Rescue rescued 173 girls in an undisclosed country in Southeast Asia between July and August.

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Words from Hope and Rosie

Survivors in Uganda share about their journeys into a new life of freedom.

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Survivors teach the ‘experts’ about trafficking


Today is World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, an annual awareness day about human trafficking worldwide.

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The second story window

Five teens quietly gathered while their seven friends slept in bunk beds around them. It was around 1 am and the girls, aged between 14 and 18, had a plan.

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Behind the scenes of raid missions


Kicking down doors and wrestling pimps to the floor are a couple of movie-like moments people might imagine when thinking about a raid mission by Destiny Rescue. While our rescue agents have stormed houses with firearms, missions can best be described as careful and calculated and most lack this expected blockbuster appeal.

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Trafficking ring unmasked in quiet neighbourhood

Early this month, Destiny Rescue and the country’s law enforcement rescued 20 females, including two minors, after discovering they were being held in a house and sold for sex to customers who made online bookings.

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The women of the frontlines


Our border agents in Nepal are all women, fighting to rescue girls a stride away from misery.

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Daily life at our home in Cambodia

The daily routine of our residential home is not exclusive to those living in the dorm rooms upstairs. Survivors in community care within commuting distance attend our classes in the home and are just as much a part of the family.

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The escape artist: Sonali’s rescue story


To rescue a child, Destiny Rescue sometimes needs to get creative.

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Tara’s Story: 17-year-old is the first rescue at newly-opened border station

Tara is seventeen years old and lives with her parents and siblings in rural central Nepal. She attended school through the eighth grade until she had to drop out to help her parents at home.

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Fourteen-year-old girl safe because of agent’s creativity


Destiny Rescue’s rescue agents normally go undercover, run surveillance or interview travellers at a border to rescue exploited children, but occasionally they must get creative or, in this case, musical.

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Church partnership extends reach of community care

Destiny Rescue is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education program to survivors enrolled in community care.

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Celebrate her journey | International Women’s Day 2021


International Women's Day is described as, “A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.” Together, we celebrate the efforts and achievements of the strong women and girls in our midst.

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Philippines raid followup: survivors finding justice

In the Philippines, Destiny Rescue not only frees girls from sex trafficking but also helps them find justice. Check back in on a case from December 2020.

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From civil war to the pandemic: explore Nepal’s struggle to fight sex trafficking


Context is the key that unlocks the answers to successfully fighting sex trafficking. Take a deep dive into Nepal's history and culture and learn more about the vital role border rescue plays in our fight to end child sex trafficking.

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Traffickers try new tactics to exploit two girls

Agents are up against new challenges as traffickers pull out all the stops hoping to sneak girls across the border and into a life of exploitation

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Pandemic job loss: impact on human trafficking


Millions of people worldwide are sexually exploited each year by either being sold for sex, forced to marry a stranger or abused by a family member. This is a crisis that is expected to worsen in the wake of Covid-19.

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Celebrating 751 rescues in 2020

The global sex industry is an adaptable evil. As it evolves to feed an unabated demand around the world, our organization is continuously facing new challenges to fight child sex trafficking.

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Four new border stations open, 39 more lives rescued so far


Announcing new border stations and plans for even more expansion soon!

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Rescue surge: 33 people rescued across four countries in four days

Amidst the difficulties of this year, Destiny Rescue was able to rescue 33 people across four countries in four days. This latest surge of rescue is incredibly encouraging.

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Rescue agents in two countries team up on notorious trafficker


Three girls left home without telling anyone where they were going, if not for the collaboration of two teams of Destiny Rescue agents, they could have been gone forever.

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The girl who rescued herself: Malee’s story

Malee heard about Destiny Rescue from her close friend, next, she made a decision that would change the path of her life forever.

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The most rewarding job: Meet Subin


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Never give up: Agent finds missing child

Luma, a single mother of three children, approached police with news of her missing 17-year-old daughter. With the station busy and officers overwhelmed by their already -strenuous workload, her report was brushed aside.

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Nary’s new beginning


In January, government officials handed Destiny Rescue’s social workers a troubling case. Nary was living with her impoverished family while being exploited by a man who, as of last month, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his crimes.

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Mother and daughter rescued at the border

With the promise of love and marriage dancing in her mind, Nepal woman Kaya was embarking on a journey to a new country with her supposed fiance.

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Not forgotten


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International day of the girl child 2020

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Operation Corso


“I think this is a set up” was the last text message the Destiny Rescue operative received from the pimp they had been tracking down for a long time.

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Rescuing in the Time of COVID-19

With much of the world coming to a halt from the abrupt effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, safe distancing is now the new normal—affecting all kinds of businesses, from big malls, restaurants, to bars, down to the dingiest brothels.

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COVID-19 Response: Food for Survivors


Our teams have been working hard to assemble and distribute food packs to those in need. These deliveries have brought crucial aid to desperate families and developed our relationships with key communities that will open doors for rescue opportunities.

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Soneeya’s Story

Twenty-one-year-old Soneeya* set out with her father to visit a neighboring city. She had no idea she was about to encounter the man who would turn out to be her trafficker.

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Adapting in Aftercare


COVID-19’s impact on our projects is different in each country. Destiny Rescue teams are adapting in innovative and meaningful ways to continue to carry out our mission on the ground.

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Toddler Rescued – Our First Cyber Case

In February, our teams, in coordination with multiple law-enforcement agencies, executed an operation that rescued a 2-and-a-half-year-old boy from a life of continued sexual exploitation.

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24 Girls Graduate Salon-Training Programs


These brave girls have overcome obstacles that would seem insurmountable to some. If you read closely you will see enormous victory in each of these quotes.

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Operation Domino

It took extensive planning and skilled teamwork. On an unassuming February night, our teams and law enforcement executed four raids in immediate succession.

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Moments From Vanishing


Four girls were rescued together at a border crossing. None of them had any idea that the bus they were on was about to cross the border into a different country.

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Together for ‘The One’

Recently, one of our operatives noticed suspicious activity while he was traveling. Some young men were taking staged photos of a teen girl and then left the area with her.

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Rescue Update: Sreva’s Story


As our agents were conducting their routine interviews at a key border crossing location they came across 18-year-old Sreva* traveling with a 21-year-old man.

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159 Women Rescued in Operation Trabaho

It took 36 hours of hectic planning and strategic logistics for Destiny Rescue Philippines and its partner government agency, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to stage the largest raid operation Destiny Rescue has ever undertaken.

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Achariya: Seamstress and Mother


Achariya is one of many girls who has come through Destiny Rescue’s program and has since gone on to flourish at this workplace. Read her story to freedom.

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Laekena: Salon Owner

It is 8:00 am on a Tuesday morning. She pulls back the large cream bi-folding doors that give her salon its indoor-outdoor flow.

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Best Friends Give Back


Chanchira*, 17, and Apichaya*, 16, came to Thailand’s Promise Home recently. Originally from the same hill tribe village, these two girls are friends who also worked together at the same bar.

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Side by Side: A Best Friend Rescue Story

Valerie* and Christina* were both young single mothers caught up in a life neither truly wanted. Coming from poor families with limited education, they had limited employment options.

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CEO’s Work Fighting Human Trafficking Awarded


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Sordid Shadows: How to Catch a Pimp

SBS Dateline recently joined Destiny Rescue’s Founder and President Tony Kirwan, along with our International Rescue Director, rescue team, and local law enforcement… on the sex-trade frontline in the Philippines.

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Destiny Rescue Official Response to SBS Dateline Story


The Dateline Team from Australia’s SBS television channel recently joined our Founder and President Tony Kirwan, our rescue team and local authorities on highly dangerous raids in the Philippines, giving viewers a rare insight into such rescue operations.

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Team Trip Changed my Life

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Child Rescue Rebrand for New Zealand


It’s with great excitement we announce that Destiny Rescue’s New Zealand branch has changed its name to Child Rescue New Zealand.

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Daughters of the King Celebration

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Selling Crepes, Learning Business Skills


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Srey Ny: A Success Story

The counselor’s phone rang. Not sure who was calling, she answered immediately.

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Ripple Effect: One Girl, One Well One Village


Water. It’s such a simple thing, but often those of us who live in developed nations do not think about it.

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Imprisoned in Shame

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Building Houses Building Lives


It was our privilege, our heart wrenching privilege, to send out a small band of volunteers to HELP build a house for a very poor village family in the hills of northern Thailand.

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Shattered Dreams…to Hope Again!

One young girl had a dream of becoming a nurse, but after her parents couldn’t afford to send her to school anymore, she had to look for a job away from home. Tragically, she was deceived and forced into the sex industry until…

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