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Until the last drop of my blood

“I don’t know what the future brings. But one thing is sure: I will not stop until the last drop of my blood.” These are the words of Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, founder of Visayan Forum of the Philippines and one of the ten C10 Awardees 2015. She has been fighting trafficking since the early 1990s, has been imprisoned and seen her own children threatened numerous times by those who are trying to stop her relentless struggle against human trafficking. Her words bear witness to the resilience and endurance of the social entrepreneur, as well as of the parent – the mother. The situation facing the children, for whom the C10 are fighting, is difficult to take in; the violations they are forced to endure and the injustices that come with just being born at the losing end of the global resource raffle. Understanding the suffering of each child, it is our duty to take action and to support the ones, who like Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, have an innovation for social change and who are in it to the very end. The focus of the Child 10 Stockholm 2015 is Violence, Vulnerability and the Family – under­standing mother, family and community in the prevention of sexual exploitation, trafficking, forced marriages and other violent acts against the child.

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