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
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
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
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 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...

August 10, 2018 in Survivor Stories, Rescue Missions
14-Year-Old Girl Rescued Twice in 3 Months

Kamini*, a young girl from rural India, was first rescued in February of 2018, along with three others. She was left in the hands of the local Child Welfare Committee (CWC). BRAVO Team was...