CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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OBV News

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:00

GRATITUDE’S DAY

Witnessing children to grow into healthy people for parents is already an immense happiness in itself. Raising and seeing them maturing in thinking and acts is, yet, even so much more rewarding. 

 

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 (Mother N and head teacher, principal on the Gratitude and Maturity’s day)

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 00:00

BRINGING HER HOME

 

OBV Vietnam just welcomed a new member after 3 months of close watch. Timid and shy, she had met with a therapist to talk about her studies and dreams, and was now more confident in herself. OBV brought her back to finish off with some paperwork. As we arrived mother Ngoc came up to receive her and talked to her parents about regulations and rules in the home, as well as her rights and responsibilities in OBV home.

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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:00

OBV Address changed

Please note that OBV has changed to this address:

505 Harbour Gate Cir
Alpharetta, GA 30022

USA

If you have any question, please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!

Sunday, 03 May 2015 00:00

5 Years As Sex Slave

5 years as sex slave

She's a very pretty, petite young lady, about 14 years old; whose eyes always seemed on verge of bursting into tears.

Who would have known 5 years ago, she was raped by her stepfather right in her own home. This started at the time her mother was pregnant, carrying the stepfather's child. The closest person to her was her mother but her mother couldn't protect her. Her mother knew everything that had happened but she kept silent – thinking she was protecting her family so that the new baby would not grow up without a father. Year after year, she endured. Thus, she became more reserve and quiet.

Sunday, 26 April 2015 00:00

OBV Staff Training Jan - Feb 2015

Training: Sexually transmitted disease

Date: Jan 28, 2015
Presenter: Phuong Nguyen, MD, FACOG
Summary: Beside providing information about sexually transmitted disease so that OBV staff can have more knowledge to take care of the OBV children – victims of sex exploitation, Dr. Nguyen also addressed menstrual cycle, vaginal discharge and infections. A very helpful, "hot" topic that benefit female staff too.

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Date: Feb 4, 2015
Presenter: Tiffany Pham, MSW, LCSW
Summary: A session held to explore and discuss clinical challenges in completing intake and assessment with victims and their family.

Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

Hope or Disappointment

Click here to view our previous article about OBV in Malaysia

 

 

"In time the mulberry reclaims the sunk sea-bourn,
And what the gliding eye may first find fair weighs mournful on the heart "
(Original version belongs to Nguyen Du with 'Kim Van Kieu'
The translation was by Vladislav Zhukov)

Nguyen Du, Vietnamese great poet, felt sorry and sypathized for Thuy Kieu's life. In today era, modern "Thuy Kieu" women tend to lose their humanity for material means.

I arrived at 9am. Many girls were in a room isolated by iron bars. "Here she comes, you go ask her", one of them said. I looked behind the bars, some were on the left, some were on the right, some above and some were below...Crowded and all are Vietnamese, so am I, I felt so ashamed! Suddenly I stopped, didn't want to go further but I did not allow myself to do so. So I took a deep breath, set beside my pride and shamefulness in front of the native warden.

Sunday, 12 April 2015 00:00

The Smile of an Angel: Part 1

You have a beautiful smile, the kind that is like an angel's smile. Looking at you smile, probably no one could tell that you have suffered a great deal. The deep wounds on your tiny body caused me great pain

The child was born into a very poor family. Her parents are illiterate. After two sessions at school, she helps her parents sell lottery tickets at night. Her school lunches are her classmate's leftover meals. All her school expenses are paid for by her neighbors. The child and her mother do not have a home, so they usually sleep in the shelter of their grandparents' homes. The first time I met the child, she just returned from bathing in the river.

Sunday, 05 April 2015 00:00

Thank you for your kindness Ms. Thy Hang


Ms. Thy Hang and her husband Mr. Kinh visited our children at OBV Cambodia one year ago. This time, she made an appointment to meet our children again when she visited her motherland.

When coming, she brought some presents with her, such as a packet of rice, two boxes of instant noodles, a box of milk, and some packets of candy.

Sunday, 22 March 2015 00:00

A Series of Misfortunes

The 11-hour bus ride made us pretty tired. It was dark when we arrived, so we rented a room and spent the night. The next morning, we rented the motorbike and began our journey to visit the children as we had arranged with the local ladies.

On this trip, I traveled with Sr. N, the mother of OBV home, and a person who wished to involve herself in the work of OBV. She wished to experience and gain a better understanding of the OBV's mission and its next steps.


By the time you read this news, our OBV family has operated in Malaysia. I would like to share a little background behind the work that led to our presence in Malaysia.

From Singapore... Almost every time the "undercover team" went "to work" in Singapore, we would stop over in Malaysia. It's like "a rest stop" or "a waiting post" to avoid being monitored by the opposition group. Fearing the team members would "feel inconveniently idle," I always supported and encouraged their "tourist outing" trips there. Consequently, OBV knows quite well the sex trafficking situation in Malaysia. However, we didn't have any plan to operate there because we didn't have the resources and money!

A phone call that changed everything... Around October, 2014, Fr. HC Nguyen called me: "Bá Thông – Need your help rescuing the children sold as sex slaves in Malaysia." He introduced me to a Vietnamese ("person") living in Malaysia, who was visiting family in Orange County, California.

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