September 23, 2020 in Survivor Stories, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
Away From Home: Cindy's Story

Walking the dusty trail with sloshing jugs of water, Cindy felt the cool earth of Ugandan soil through her worn sandals. She walked home to her children. The water filled their bellies each...

April 16, 2020 in TER Updates, TER Operatives, Search + Rescue
"Our Hearts are Afraid." COVID-19 and Its Dramatic Impact in India

I am Gita*. My father and I came to Dharavi when I was a small child to live with my aunt. It is a slum, but I am proud to live here - we work hard in Dharavi. I am a potter, and I learned my...

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...

December 30, 2019 in TER Updates, Search + Rescue
Your Impact: 2019 in Numbers

2019 was an incredible year. It was a year of great challenge, but it was also our year of largest rescue since inception. Together, we helped find and free survivors of human trafficking and made...

December 18, 2019 in Take Action, Search + Rescue
3 Ways to Fight Human Trafficking

The challenges of fighting human trafficking are many. With an estimated 40.3 million men, women, and children living in modern slavery, the numbers  can feel overwhelming. The fight against human...

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...

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...