April 3, 2020 in Rescue Missions, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
Meet Leo: Latin American Operative Fights Sex Trafficking

Just as the human trafficking industry is hidden, so must be the undercover work of our national operatives. The men and women who devote their time to investigative work for The Exodus Road put...

February 14, 2020 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions, Human Trafficking Education
Boys are sold for sex, too.

My name is Ram*. I am 11 years old. I come from Sisaket - north from here. I don’t remember my mother. They told me she died when I was a baby. My father went to Bangkok looking for work when I...

December 22, 2019 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions
Someone Came For Us: 3 Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories

Behind the dark concepts of human trafficking and sexual exploitation are stories of survivors. Each case taken on by The Exodus Road reveals a person with a name and a life waiting to be lived...

June 19, 2019 in Rescue Missions, Human Trafficking Education, Search + Rescue
The Devadasi: Female Slaves in Modern India

According to Reuters, an estimated 20 million commercial prostitutes are living in India, and 16 million of them are female victims of sex trafficking.1 This overwhelming number is only a portion...

December 21, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Take Action, Rescue Missions, Search + Rescue
Until She Is Free (Part 4: The Donor)

Ding. My eyes dart from the computer screen to my phone on the far corner of my desk. It won’t hurt to check it quickly. I’m at a stand-still with these reports anyway.

December 14, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
Until She Is Free (Part 3: The Social Worker)

Waiting is always the hardest part. I’ve supported rescue operations at least a dozen times before, but that doesn’t ease the tension or calm my heart that’s racing inside my chest. Every case is...

December 7, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions
Until She Is Free (Part 2: The Survivor)

Trigger Warning: Please note that the following story may be a trigger for trauma, sexual abuse, and violence.   I’m sitting in the back of the rusty old vehicle Adesh drives me to work in. The...

November 30, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
Until She Is Free (Part 1: The Investigator)

My partner and I just arrived at the target location. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. A red neon sign is glowing near the door of the bar we’re approaching. The streets are full of bright...

November 16, 2018 in Rescue Missions, Search + Rescue
DELTA Team: One Night in SE Asia

DELTA team investigators are western volunteers who are vetted and deployed to help augment the work of local investigative teams like ALPHA team in SE Asia. After helping with an investigation,...