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ARISE PHILIPPINES

Help us to prevent slavery and human trafficking in the Philippines

While it is essential to continue to support people who have suffered, Arise believes that it is better to prevent people from suffering in the first place.

Here are two types exploitation prevalent in the Philippines. Help us to stop them.

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CHILD SEX TRAFFICKING 

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Every year, tens of thousands of children are trafficked for sexual  exploitation in the Philippines. But in the context of rising poverty, school closures and online learning, traffickers are finding new ways of targeting children and online child sexual exploitation has reached harrowing levels.

 

Led by calls from frontline groups, Arise is responding.

 

Support this urgent appeal to prevent human trafficking in the Philippines, and protect children from the unthinkable trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation. 

 Click the sections below

for key definitions

and statistics 

  • Respect for human dignity
    Slavery is more than a crime. It is an offence against human dignity. Every case of exploitation represents a failure of someone to respect the inherent human dignity of another. Yet we live in a world where human beings are bought, sold and forced into exploitation in their tens of millions. Above all Arise is committed to promoting and protecting human dignity, from which all rights and freedoms flow.
  • Solidarity
    Where human dignity is under attack within the human family, solidarity demands we defend it. Belief in individual human dignity makes it impossible to turn your back on human suffering, regardless of creed, colour or other status. This confers a collective responsibility. The same solidarity demands that we challenge systems where unjust practices have become enshrined, leading to exploitation, and in the worst cases, direct enslavement, mutilation, and death. We are active in our commitment to solidarity - convening and connecting people of good will across all social and professional boundaries.
  • Person-centred
    No two cases of exploitation are the same. For this reason, meeting the needs of survivors requires unflinching attentiveness, tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit. At the same time, survivors are sometimes so affected by what they have endured that meeting their needs means providing stable, unconditional accompaniment over long periods. We believe that the qualities of creativity and unconditionality - which, to some degree, are in tension - are key to keeping human dignity at the heart of front- line work and the antidote to commodification.
  • Patient catalyst
    Arise chooses to work in a way which respects the expertise and right to self-determination of local activists. We aim to contribute to the building up of local networks in recognition of the truth that no one organisation alone can end slavery. We aim not to impose our ideas from the centre, but to listen, amplifying local voices, practising patience in all our alliances. It is our belief that this way of operating means that we can be a catalyst for positive change in the front- line movement against modern slavery, adding capacity where we can, and supporting in other ways where our role is better fulfilled that way.
  • Faith-friendly
    While Arise is not a faith-based charity, we recognise the power of faith to bring about long-lasting change and often support faith-based work. Well over 80% of the global population is religiously affiliated - even higher in many of the worst affected regions. Arise believes a faith-basis can bring an added dimension to frontline work, enhancing its change making power. In addition, many highly motivated frontline initiatives are faith-based, embedded in the communities they serve, often working very sacrificially and economically. Their contribution is too often overlooked. Where work like this is authentically plural and free from proselytism, Arise is delighted to support it.
Context
Child sex trafficking
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LABOR TRAFFICKING 

Traffickers pose as recruitment agents, luring people in with the promise of an opportunity overseas or a job in the city that many victims cannot afford to refuse. With close to 500,000 Overseas Filipino Workers repatriated during COVID-19 and millions of dollars in remittances lost, traffickers are capitalising on growing vulnerability.

Led by calls from frontline groups, Arise is responding.

 

Support this urgent appeal to prevent human trafficking in the Philippines, and protect domestic workers, shipping crewmen and other high-risk groups from a life of exploitation.

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Campaign details

Campaign details

During COVID-19, existing vulnerabilities to trafficking have been exacerbated by rising poverty, school closures and the global "move" online. Reports from our frontline network have led us to focus on child sexual exploitation and labor trafficking - what drives them and how networks might address them as part of the broader slavery landscape.

With a newly established office in the Philippines and through our growing anti-trafficking frontline network, Arise is preparing to roll out a major response.

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 Arise

Philippines

Office 

All donations will be allocated to activities that contribute to the prevention of child sex trafficking, labour trafficking and modern slavery in the Philippines by - 

  1. supporting frontline groups in their work against trafficking through accompanied grants, capacity-building, research and advocacy

  2. supporting and strengthening anti-slavery networks through accompanied grants, promoting collaboration, mentoring and training

  • Respect for human dignity
    Slavery is more than a crime. It is an offence against human dignity. Every case of exploitation represents a failure of someone to respect the inherent human dignity of another. Yet we live in a world where human beings are bought, sold and forced into exploitation in their tens of millions. Above all Arise is committed to promoting and protecting human dignity, from which all rights and freedoms flow.
  • Solidarity
    Where human dignity is under attack within the human family, solidarity demands we defend it. Belief in individual human dignity makes it impossible to turn your back on human suffering, regardless of creed, colour or other status. This confers a collective responsibility. The same solidarity demands that we challenge systems where unjust practices have become enshrined, leading to exploitation, and in the worst cases, direct enslavement, mutilation, and death. We are active in our commitment to solidarity - convening and connecting people of good will across all social and professional boundaries.
  • Person-centred
    No two cases of exploitation are the same. For this reason, meeting the needs of survivors requires unflinching attentiveness, tenacity and an entrepreneurial spirit. At the same time, survivors are sometimes so affected by what they have endured that meeting their needs means providing stable, unconditional accompaniment over long periods. We believe that the qualities of creativity and unconditionality - which, to some degree, are in tension - are key to keeping human dignity at the heart of front- line work and the antidote to commodification.
  • Patient catalyst
    Arise chooses to work in a way which respects the expertise and right to self-determination of local activists. We aim to contribute to the building up of local networks in recognition of the truth that no one organisation alone can end slavery. We aim not to impose our ideas from the centre, but to listen, amplifying local voices, practising patience in all our alliances. It is our belief that this way of operating means that we can be a catalyst for positive change in the front- line movement against modern slavery, adding capacity where we can, and supporting in other ways where our role is better fulfilled that way.
  • Faith-friendly
    While Arise is not a faith-based charity, we recognise the power of faith to bring about long-lasting change and often support faith-based work. Well over 80% of the global population is religiously affiliated - even higher in many of the worst affected regions. Arise believes a faith-basis can bring an added dimension to frontline work, enhancing its change making power. In addition, many highly motivated frontline initiatives are faith-based, embedded in the communities they serve, often working very sacrificially and economically. Their contribution is too often overlooked. Where work like this is authentically plural and free from proselytism, Arise is delighted to support it.

Learn more about our approach here or email movement@arisefdn.org for more information.

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