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Human Trafficking Stories

Human trafficking impacts children from all walks of life, from all backgrounds, of all genders, all over the world. Traffickers exploit children’s vulnerabilities. Here are stories of children that Love146’s has journeyed with.

Rob Morris walking in the Philippines with undercover trafficking investigators

20 years ago…

This exact week 20 years ago I stood in a brothel with undercover investigators, looking through a glass wall where there were young girls wearing red dresses. Each girl had a number pinned to her dress that corresponded to menus. The children sat motionless, watching cartoons on a crackling TV…...

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HBO’s “Euphoria” and Child Trafficking

Euphoria is a show that debuted in 2019 on HBO. With Zendaya in the lead role of 17-year-old Rue, the plot follows a group of high school students as they maneuver how to handle identity, trauma, drug addiction, love, and friendship.  And in season 2, a child trafficking plotline seems...

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Why your support matters for Isabella

Love146 met Isabella several years ago in a group of youth going through our Prevention program, Not a Number. She wasn’t engaged with the meetings and struggled to complete the sessions. Our Prevention program is designed with sensitivity to the fact that some youth who attend may also have been...

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How You See Yourself Matters

After we leave the center, the images and voices of the youth left inside remain with us. They are children struggling with the same issues that children outside the walls struggle with: self-image, a need to belong, figuring out who they are in the world, wanting to be genuinely loved.

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Calm in the Chaos

Earlier this year in the Philippines, we gathered the children in our Survivor Care and evacuated to remain safe from the eruption of a nearby volcano. Now, because of COVID-19, we’re sheltering in place in our safe homes. 2020 has been difficult because one of the most important things for...

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“Love146 will never abandon me.”

As schools and many community activities close, many children will spend more time online. This is where most youth in our care met their traffickers. They may be more lonely, stressed, or even burdened by added financial strain their families will go through. Traffickers see opportunity here and certainly won’t...

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A New Decade

On this day 2 decades ago, human trafficking had yet to be defined as a crime by the United Nations & United States. Because of the momentum of this movement, that changed.

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October 2019 Updates

Rob Morris on Prevention, U.S. Survivor Care eliminates its wait list; "Wynonna Earp" fans show us a little love, and more stories from the field.

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