Seek Out and Stop Child Trafficking (S.O.S.)

by World Concern Vetted since 2011 Site Visit Verified


In some of the poorest regions of Southeast Asia, girls are being trafficked, enslaved, and exploited. Using a comprehensive approach to protecting children at risk, the S.O.S. Initiative aims to Seek Out and Stop trafficking before another child is taken.

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Every day in some of the poorest parts of Southeast Asia, innocent girls and young women are taken for the perverse desires of evil men. Lured with false promises of money or gifts, and often trafficked across country borders, these vulnerable children are often never heard from again.


Supported by World Concern's proven child-protection programs, the Seek Out and Stop (S.O.S.) Initiative is a comprehensive approach to stopping child trafficking and protecting children in at-risk neighborhoods. By focusing on education and supporting the most vulnerable with a 24/7 emergency hotline, safe-houses, children's clubs, counselling, job skills training, and raising awareness within the community, the S.O.S. Initiative aims to stop trafficking before another child is taken.

Long-Term Impact

We believe that prevention is the most powerful way to fight and ultimately stop human trafficking. By educating children and families about the dangers of trafficking and raising awareness of the threats that exist in their neighborhoods, communities can protect themselves from criminals. In essence, we're cutting off the "supply chain" of vulnerable children being lured into the sex-trafficking industry.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


S.O.S. Initiative

Organization Information

World Concern

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Cathy Herholdt
Seattle, WA United States

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