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Anti-Trafficking crusader shows her fight

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Following a two-year CNN investigation, the two-hour documentary The Fighters chronicles human rights pioneer Cecilia Flores-Oebanda in her journey to protect children from the sex trade and convince the Philippines' biggest star, Manny Pacquiao, to join her as a fighter in the battle against modern-day slavery. 

It's estimated more than 100,000 children work in the sex trade in the Philippines. Since founding her anti-trafficking organisation, Visayan Forum, in 1991, Flores-Oebanda has helped more than 70,000 victims or potential victims of human trafficking.

She believes if Pacquiao, an elected congressman in the Philippines and the country's biggest star, champions her cause, it could mean a turning point.

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