Innovating lasting solutions to end exploitation and slavery.
Visayan Forum Foundation, Inc. (VF) is a non-profit, non-stock, non-government organization established in 1991 in the Philippines, known for its innovations addressing modern slavery, especially human trafficking and domestic servitude. Licensed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, VF provides residential care and community-based programs for women and children in especially difficult circumstances, and survivors of modern slavery. VF serves as the representative of the women’s sector to the Inter-Agency Council of against Trafficking (IACAT). A hybrid non-profit organization established in the Philippines in 1991, Visayan Forum (VF) fuses social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and social movement to achieve social change. With over 20 years of experience in fighting modern slavery, Visayan Forum is the country’s foremost authority in championing anti-slavery interventions. VF has been instrumental in the passage of national laws on human trafficking, child labor, and domestic workers’ rights. It was also cited as a global best practice in the US Department of State 2005 TIP Report for convening anti-trafficking forces in ports as model of public-private partnerships. To this end, VF is committed in its mission to innovating lasting solutions to end exploitation and slavery. It is recognized as an innovator in the global fight against human trafficking by mobilizing public-private partnerships in strategic ports and airports. It continues to rescue and provide psychosocial, educational, and legal support to victims through halfway house services and long-term shelter. It also organizes communities to prevent risky migration and to prepare the way for eventual reintegration of victims.