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Latest Press Releases 2014
South China Morning Post and CNN - 30th November, 2014: Loss Angeles - A now
decommissioned US Air Force base outside the Philippine city begot a sex
industry and thousands of children who will never know their father.
Words and pictures by Stephanie Borcard and Nicolas Metraux.... Link
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Nido Magazine (Germany) - 15th November, 2014: Die Unerwunschten -Auf den tief katholischen Philippinen sind Abtreibungen verboten. Aber das arme Land ist auch ein Ziel von Sextouristen. Sie zeugen Kinder mit heller Haut,deren Äußeres sofort auf den Beruf der Mutter schließen lässt.
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Other related RENEW articles on same topic:
Die unerwünschte Generation - Weltzeit/ Archiv | Beitrag vom 22.03.2011 Link
November Brief Update:
- “Mary” has successfully graduated last April and
remained in RENEW’s shelter for a further 6 months while she worked and saved
sufficiently to have financial security.
RENEW provided her first month’s rent for free in a new small apartment
near her workplace, and an interest free loan to kit her apartment out with
basic items like a bed, table, cooking facilities etc. Kim is now working in an upper class
restaurant located on the suburbs of Angeles City.
- “Claire” and “Jane”, two at risks girls, will complete
their college degrees this academic year.
Both are studying degrees in hotel and restaurant management. These two girls have been under our girl’s
empowerment program for seven years working their way through high school and
now on their way to college graduation!
Throughout this time RENEW has provided spiritual guidance and care and
- RENEW’s new residential centre - great location,
providing large premises and good facilities for empowering the women we
serve. The house can shelter up to 24
women on a long-term basis.
- RENEW has opened up an additional office in the
heart of the red light district. This
provides both our clients and staff with direct contact with each other,
enabling us to respond to needs immediately.
Previous News (Selected)
Chresta en Charlotte op de Filipijnen: Ned 3, 23rd July, 2013 RENEW on Holland's Leading TV Network (http://www.eo.nl/beam/programma/bestemmingonbekend/)
In Bestemming Onbekend ruilen
gasten hun plezier-tickets in voor een reis met onbekende bestemming,
die leidt naar brandhaarden overal ter wereld.
paar weken voor hun tentamens pedagogiek gaan Chresta en Charlotte er
lekker een weekendje tussenuit naar Warschau. Denken ze. Wanneer
presentator Klaas van Kruistum hen verleidt om met hem mee te gaan naar
een onbekende bestemming, zwichten ze toch voor zijn aanbod. Klaas neemt
de meiden mee naar Angeles City, het centrum van het Filipijnse
sekstoerisme. Net als duizenden mannen van over de hele wereld vliegen
Chresta en Charlotte naar de Filipijnen. Niet voor de seks, maar om een
week tussen deze 'sekswerkers' te leven. In dezelfde armoede en dezelfde
uitzichtloosheid. Zullen ze het volhouden?
Papa est touriste sexuel
RTS, 13th June, 2013
RENEW is pleased to reveal the latest documentary shown in Europe following the work of our staff to empower children of commercially sexually exploited women, who have been left behind by their fathers - sex tourists. Link
New Partnership with Wipe Every Tear
January, 2013, Paulo Fuller
We would like to both welcome back and thank Coach Kenny Sacht (Exec Director) of Wipe Every Tear who we initially met last year in June, for bringing a team of dedicated and passionate individuals from the US to witness the levels of sexual exploitation in Angeles City. His foundation works to empower trafficked girls and woman in Manila (wipeeverytear.org). RENEW provided contextual information and exposure trips to the red light districts of the city and we discussed our work and interventions. Future business opportunities including livelihood and economic empowerment were also discussed in detail with business expert Mr Mark Priddy (CEO) of Full Circle Exchange (fullcircleexchange.com) - an organisation that provides economic empowerment for woman all over the world through livelihood. We really look forward to working with Kenny and his great team.
Arts Aftercare (AAC) Initiative
September 2012, Paulo Fuller
AAC is a hub that brings the arts community in the US - including musicians, painters, dancers, photographers, poets - together to use their unique resources as artists with at-risk youth and survivors of trauma. We are partnering with ACC and are implementing their 'The Healing Arts Toolkit' which contains therapeutic exercises utilizing music, visual arts and movement that our aftercare staff use with clients to aid in their recovery process.
Lacie Morrison is Arts Aftercare’s Healing Arts Toolkit Coordinator (see photo above: fourth from right) and she is a former RENEW volunteer. Lacie recently returned to the Philippines to train our staff on the tool kit's usage. After its implementation at RENEW's residential centre we have been immensely pleased with its effectiveness both as an individual tool and as part of a combined therapy - individual talk therapy or CBT plus the Healing Arts Toolkit. It has had a direct impact on decreasing the levels of depression and anxiety among our clients.
International News Coverage
Filipino Group helps women find life outside of trafficking
February 19, 2010|By David Challenger, CNN.
Sitting in backyard garden of a women's outreach center, a woman recounts a life that seems to belie her young age of 20. Read
Die Hurenkinder Montag
28.12.2009, von FOCUS Reporter Wolfgang Bauer.
Sie sind auf der Welt, weil die Freier verweigern und den Prostituierten die PilKondomele zu teuer ist. Sie sind die Kinder von Deutschen, Engländern, Amerikanern. Read
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