Support for child victims of sex trafficking

by Hope for Justice
Support for child victims of sex trafficking
Support for child victims of sex trafficking
Support for child victims of sex trafficking
Support for child victims of sex trafficking
Mar 10, 2023

Support for child victims of sex trafficking

Hope for Justice would like to thank all our donors for supporting our work in Cambodia with female child survivors of human trafficking. As this campaign draws an end, Hope for Justice is extremely grateful for the immense generosity of our donors, which has enabled trafficked girls to recover from their ordeal, build resilience and live free from exploitation and abuse upon leaving our care:

Two years ago, Hope for Justice received two sisters into our Cambodia Lighthouse after they were rescued from exploitation on the streets. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they were trafficked for forced begging on the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. Not knowing the dangers, their parents had put the girls into the hands of two older women – traffickers – with the hope that at least their children could get food and survive. At the time, their parents’ recycling business had collapsed due to prolonged lockdowns, and after selling their cart as scrap metal to buy food, the family was living on the street. The parents felt they had no choice.

They stayed at our Lighthouse until they were reintegrated back with their family. Just a few weeks ago, our case managers visited the two young survivors, now aged seven and 11, for a follow-up visit.

Maggie Crewes, our Cambodia Country Director, said: “It was such a joy to hear that, at the recent visit, things continue to go well one year after the sisters were placed back in their family’s care. The business is going smoothly, the parents are now both working, the family has safe housing and three meals per day, and the girls are back in school and doing well.”

Maggie continued: “This case has been an example of great teamwork and collaboration with foster care and education agencies to enable this family to survive and thrive – despite the setbacks they faced as a result of COVID-19. The most important thing is that the girls were set free from exploitation and their lives have been transformed. After a child is reintegrated back home and leaves our Lighthouse, it might be easy to forget those who returned home one or two years prior, or to wonder ‘Where are they now?’. Our case managers do a brilliant job at following up previous cases to make sure survivors are still safe and thriving back home and in their community.”

The girls are receiving help from another non-governmental organization (NGO) that is providing educational support.

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Hope for Justice

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @Hopeforjustice
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Isabelle Bryan
Manchester , United Kingdom

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