Online sexual exploitation of children — "OSEC" — is a type of sex trafficking that was unimaginable before the digital age. Also known as cybersex trafficking, OSEC is the live-streaming sexual abuse of children viewed over the internet. Predators anywhere in the world can now search online and wire a secure payment to an adult who sets up the show. Boys and girls — some under 2 years old — are abused or forced to perform sex acts in front of a webcam. The more abusive the show, the more the offender pays.
International Justice Mission (IJM) is working with the Philippine criminal justice system and foreign law enforcement to protect children in the Philippines and develop a scale-able model that can stop OSEC from spreading globally.
The isolation caused by COVID-19 has increased the vulnerability of children to OSEC across the Philippines. This Mother's Day, please help us raise ₱125,000to fund 5 rescue operations in the Philippines, enabling IJM's teams to bring even more children to safety, even in the midst of lockdown. We invite you to join us – and this amazing group of Filipina influencers – in meeting the crime of OSEC with increased justice and send rescue today.