One Day’s Wages partners with 10ThousandWindows to fund a work-study program for trafficking survivors in the Philippines.
One Day’s Wages (ODW), an organization fighting to end extreme poverty, has partnered with 10ThousandWindows to provide internships for human trafficking survivors in the Philippines who have been critically impacted by the COVID-19 economic crisis.
Even before COVID-19 hit, the Philippines was a hotspot for modern slavery and widely known as the “epicenter” of the global cybersex trafficking trade.
Now, the pandemic has created the perfect storm for human trafficking survivors in the Philippines. With economic shutdowns leading to widespread unemployment, trafficking survivors are increasingly desperate, while more predators are online all over the globe, ready to take advantage of the world’s most vulnerable.
Between March and May 2020, cybersex trafficking cases in the Philippines tripled.
A survivor stitches face masks as part of 10ThousandWindows’ Covid-19 Work-Study Program.
Together, ODW and 10ThousandWindows are working together to deliver 10ThousandWindows’ COVID-19 Work-Study Program. The program provides temporary, short-term internships for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation who have recently lost jobs or are experiencing sustained unemployment because of the economic impact of the pandemic.
When we empower human trafficking survivors with the tools and experience they need to succeed in the local labor market, we help them experience restoration, hope, and lasting freedom.
Join us in helping human trafficking survivors rebuild their lives and avoid future exploitation through this Covid-19 Work-Study Program. One Day’s Wages is matching $2 for every $1 given for a granting goal of $30,000.