Rebuilding the Gates of Hope

When our long-time Philippines partner, Visayan Forum, was attacked by human traffickers in 2015, Freedom For All came to the rescue.

After a recent rescue operation by the Philippine police force, 27 trafficked women and girls were brought to the Visayan Forum shelter, the Center For Hope.

In retaliation, traffickers stormed the shelter and recaptured 16 of them, causing extensive damage to the shelter, destroying the front gates.

Thankfully, Visayan Forum stood its ground, and rebuilt the shelter. With the help of Freedom For All, they have installed stronger gates, hired a full-time security guard, and built a safe room for emergencies.

Watch this documentary about Ms. Cecilie Oebanda, Director of Visayan Forum to witness this extraordinary organization at work: