Objective: Confront the trafficking and exploitation of children in orphanages and child homes
82 Children rescued
3 Traffickers arrested
1st ever prosecution on "Human Trafficking Charges" in an orphanage case
Rural families are often manipulated into sending their children to child homes, believing that they offer opportunity and education. Those children are instead leveraged to solicit donations and exploited for domestic labor. Freedom Matters advocates better government policies to monitor and standardize Nepal’s child homes.
Total Funding: USD 20,000
24 Hour Race: Hong Kong
Crisis: Persistence of child sex trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia
The Facts in 2014
27 Community awareness presentations
16 Training sessions
60%+ reported an increase in understanding
APLE Cambodia’s primary mission is to disrupt the trafficking of children into forced prostitution. They have been leading tireless investigations, prosecutions, and advocacy campaigns to target not just the perpetrators, but also the international clientele who fuel the demand for the exploitation industry.
Total Funding: USD 13,800
24 Hour Race: Singapore
Crisis: Modern slavery of Vietnamese children in factories and Chinese sex trade
2 Rescue operations
90 Children in school
200 Families educated
Blue Dragon has been rescuing young women from the Vietnam to China sex trade and provides health, counselling, and reintegration services to slavery victims. Blue Dragon is the only organisation in Vietnam to focus on the rescue of underage sex slaves.
Crisis: Lack of support for victims of human trafficking into Singapore
HOME works to prevent the exploitation and trafficking of migrant labourers in Singapore. Their help desks provide legal aid, information, and resources to distressed migrant workers. They also run migrant shelters that empower investigations to identify and rescue victims of exploitation.
Total Funding: USD 15,800
24 Hour Race: Kuala Lumpur
Crisis: Situation of human trafficking victims in Malaysia
SUKA runs transitional shelter for victims of trafficking to Malaysia, a destination country for domestic workers, bonded labor, and the sex trade. Their programming at the shelters place an emphasis on vocational skill-set development, so that victims not only have a productive pipeline back into society, but are able to generate income while in the transitory shelter.