Rescues and research
Free a Girl works together with local partners around the world that rescue girls from sexual exploitation. Sometimes risking their own lives, our colleagues work daily to collect evidence by going undercover in brothels or conducting online investigations. Our rescue and research activities include our Smart Rescue Program and Online Scraping Program.
Access to justice
We stand up for the interests of minor victims of sexual exploitation. We want to ensure that survivors of sexual exploitation are given fair legal treatment and receive compensation and/or a conviction. We help survivors by aiding them in the legal process, trying to ensure a fair trial, and raising social awareness about their needs. We train local law enforcement to spot the signs of trafficking and provide training, lawyers and psycho-social aid for survivors.
Once the girls have been rescued from the sex industry, they enter a long period of processing and healing. Free a Girl has an obligation to ensure that survivors of sexual exploitation receive proper shelter and care after they have been rescued. Free a Girl aims to provide the best aftercare for victims of sexual exploitation, based on the principles of love, protection, safety, care and growth. We help the survivors as much as we can in their rehabilitation and reintegration into a new life. Free a Girl has set up two extra education programs: School for Justice and Smart Rescue. We raise awareness at the local, national and international levels of the problem of child trafficking and child exploitation. This ranges from village-based information campaigns with Free a Girl’s Watch Dogs and Change Agents, to national campaigns in program countries or in the US.