Target demographics: prostituted and sexually exploited minors
Geographic areas served: United States, Thailand, Cambodia, Philippines, India, Sri Lanka
are critical to their survival. This is why Love146 exists.
Love146 works toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through aftercare, prevention and advocacy. Love146 trains aftercare workers, multiplies safehomes, aids socioeconomic development programs in high risk communities and provides a voice for these victims of modern-day slavery.
Founded in 2002 (as Justice for Children Intl.), Love146 is a registered public charity. Love146 is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Our prevention partner in the Philippines has been working with us on an educational animated video, “Red Leaves Falling,” for at-risk children and communities. The project is going well, and the studio hopes to be 90% finished with the video by the end of the year. Once the video is completed, which we expect in the first quarter of the new year, it will be shown in the Phillipines to children, teenagers, and adults in schools and villages. It may even be translated to be shown in other countries as well.
Philippines Safehome Update
Our Love146 safehome project in the Phillipines is making way! The opening for the Pink Home, part of our aftercare project in the Phillipines,has been postponed until the new year. We expect to open sometime in January as a transitional home for girls before entering the long term shelter. As we are anticipating the Pink Home opening, we have hired an architect and put a deposit on the land for the long term shelter as well.
Cambodia Prevention Work Update
Our partner organization in Cambodia shares an update about the advocacy work they are doing in the region of Banteay Maenchey. This province borders Thailand in the Northwest corner of Cambodia, and =
because of its high risk for trafficking, regular training sessions are held for the community to raise awareness about the issues of trafficking and sexual abuse. Our partners have recently been able to identify five traffickers operating in the area and has provided information for their arrests.