| Feb 19, 2024
First Quarter Report 2024
"I found freedom with the help of the LIFT team. When I decided to seek justice for myself instead of hiding, I set myself free. I'm here to stop the harm so others won't go through what I did." - A Boy
This young boy travelled 130 miles from his hometown to meet with the police as a survivor involved in the legal process after being identified as a victim in an online sexual exploitation. Looking back a year, the LIFT team worked closely with our law enforcement partners, tirelessly identifying and gathering crucial evidence to halt these online offences. Dealing with online exploitation required our team to utilise their expertise and technology skills to combat individuals who misuse technology to harm vulnerable lives, especially children.
Now, the offender was arrested and is currently in detention, awaiting to be accountable in the action of crimes. While LIFT's social workers ongoing provide the care in mental heath affected from traumatisation. With the legal team’s assisted, He has also been awarded compensation of NZD 2,300 (50,000 baht) from the provincial justice department, while the prosecution is still in progress.
This story shows how dedicated the LIFT team is in fighting online sexual trafficking and exploitation. In 2023, LIFT assisted 194 trafficking victims from harm by providing 670 reports of investigative and intelligence to law enforcement agencies for identify trafficking cases. Our efforts have also resulted in offenders being held accountable, totaling 144 years in jail, and victims receiving NZD 115,687 in compensation and fines.
Your generous support and spreading the word about LIFT's mission can help us keep protecting countless children and individuals who are now suffering from modern-day slavery. We are committed to pursue Freedom Through Justice until cyber trafficking no longer exists.
(Click here to read our full impact report for 2023)