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...

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...

December 11, 2019 in Survivor Stories, Human Trafficking Education, TER Updates, After Care
Beyond Rescue: Aftercare and The Exodus Road

Nandita* left her home, her parents, and traveled hours across the vast country of India with the promise of a new job and the possibility of a future that held opportunity. She had so little as a...

April 12, 2019 in Survivor Stories, U.S. Trafficking
The Story of a Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking

Kelly Dore is the Director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition and Legislative Liaison for United Against Slavery. In that capacity, she has become a powerful voice across the...

February 8, 2019 in Survivor Stories, Take Action, Human Trafficking Education
St. Bakhita Day: Honoring a Slave Turned Saint & Recognizing Global Slavery

The following interview was conducted by TER’s Vice President of Communications, Amy Roth Sandrolini. She asked her old friend, Sr. Eugenia Bonetti, a Roman Catholic nun, several questions about ...

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...