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Trustee Appointments of Cecilia Oebanda of Voice of the Free, Karen Bradley MP, Dee Jethwa, and Declan Breslin in Arise Foundation


Our Voice of the Free founder, Ma. Cecilia Oebanda, along with Karen Bradley MP, and Dee Jethwa, and Declan Breslin, have been appointed by Arise Foundation as new members of their Board of Trustees.

 

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Trust & Liberation Report Launch, with Sarah Champion MP, Danny Kruger MP, Rep. Ami Bera, Lord Alton


On 26 April Arise and Prof. Monti Datta, together with Freedom Fund, Justice & Care, URAT and Voice of the Free, launched the Trust & Liberation report at the UK House of Lords.


Trust and Liberation is a quantitative analysis of the relationship between trust and the prevalence of human trafficking across the globe. As the first of its kind, the report finds trust levels to be a reliable predictor of human trafficking and the cross-national variation of slavery. The study is part of an exciting new research agenda, seeking to broaden our understanding of impact and prevent exploitation.
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Migrant Workers Day Celebration 2021

Voice of the Free shared food packs to Negros Occidental Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) as part of the Migrant Workers Day Celebration 2021 in partnership with the Provincial Govt of Negros Occidental headed by Gov. Bong Lacson, OWWA Negros Occidental, Provincial Committee on Migration & Development & OFW Federation of Negros Occidental.

ARISE Online Briefing:
Online child sexual exploitation (OSEC) in the Philippines

The Philippines’ 264% rise in online child sexual exploitation during COVID: What can be done? Global demand for child sexual exploitation material has skyrocketed during the pandemic, with harrowing consequences for children in the Philippines.

Our founder, Ma. Cecilia Oebanda-Pacis, Luke de Pulford, Nicky Hilton Rothschild, and Victor Julian, served as resource speakers during the ARISE Briefing on the extreme rise of OSEC.

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By: Macquarie Group Foundation

"The Philippines is a leading source of migrant workers, with over 9 million Filipinos living overseas and sending funds back to their families. A lack of education and employment opportunities has contributed to growing numbers forced to seek work far from home - leaving them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse."

 

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By: Sarah Ferguson (UNICEF USA)

With sensitivity and compassion, Matilde Simas has spent years documenting the impact of various forms of human trafficking and forced labor, sharing the stories of survivors who are slowly rebuilding their lives.

 

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By: Jonas A. Vikan, Jonas Nilsson, Rune Petter Ness og Espen Rasmussen
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"From the comfort of their own homes, some men watch as rape and sexual abuse of children is streamed live to their computers. The price these men pay for the shows creates an industry in developing countries where desperate families will leave their kids at the hands of internet pimps to survive."

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By: Kieran Guilbert
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"Cybersex child trafficking is a growing problem in a country regarded as a hub for a modern slavery."

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By: Justine Calma & Commentary
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When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013, it was, at the time, the strongest storm in history ever to make landfall. A “super typhoon” with wind speeds that reached 196 miles per hour, Haiyan displaced more than 4 million people

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By: JP Soriano and the GMA News Special Assignments Team
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"Human traffickers are getting more sophisticated as they continue to lure Filipinos, including minors, with promises of a better life abroad."

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By: The Economist
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"Police are experimenting with new methods to catch online buyers"

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Story by Patricia Evangelista
Photos by Carlo Gabuco
(Rappler Philippines)
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They were groomed, abused, and sold online. Now the children tell their story.


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CNN Freedom Project - The Fighters

The Fighters features the realities, struggles, and triumphs of fighting modern slavery through the “eyes of those risking their lives so that others may live theirs in freedom”. It chronicles the work of Cecilia Oebanda and Voice of the Free in rescuing vulnerable persons from human trafficking, transforming survivors’ lives, and engaging strategic partners to advance the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery. 

Trust Forum Asia: Putting an End to Domestic Slavery

Trust Forum Asia is a brand new event dedicated to fighting human trafficking and advancing women’s rights across Asia. Aligned with the mission and the spirit of the Trust Women conference, a global event hosted annually by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London, Trust Forum Asia brings together some of the region’s most influential business and thought leaders, from corporate CEOs to human rights advocates, to media leaders and award-winning lawyers.
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