The Philippines

784,000 in

modern slavery

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Reports of online child

sexual exploitation

As of 2019, the forced labor and sex trafficking of men, women and children remains a significant issue in the Philippines. Women and children living in rural communities most affected by conflict, natural disasters and poverty are highly vulnerable to sex trafficking, online sexual exploitation, and domestic servitude. Men are more likely to be victims of forced labor and debt bondage in the agricultural and fishing industries. Tourist destinations, such as Angeles City, Boracay, Puerto Galera, and Surigao, are tainted by sex trafficking, with a high demand for commercial sex acts. Read more.

Our partner



Voice of the Free

Voice of the Free was established in 1991 with the aim of addressing human trafficking in The Philippines. The organization provides residential care, community-based programs, medical and psychological support, education, and vocational training to human trafficking survivors. It has become a game-changer in the fight against trafficking nation-wide, as well as globally.