MUMBAI, INDIA – "You have come alongside us rescued girls, and most importantly, you have helped us fulfill our dreams." The young woman who spoke confidently stood before 34 police officers in uniform. The officers were gathered for an IJM-led training on the law and procedures for cases of commercial sexual exploitation.
Last year, this young woman was rescued from a brothel in an operation by local police and IJM. She continued: "Today, I speak on behalf of the girls who are still in darkness and long for justice, and who wish to come out. They are waiting expectantly for you.