Sex Trafficking

IJM Kolkata Assists Police to Find Young Woman in Major Red-Light District

Yesterday, IJM assisted police to find a young Nepali woman in a major red-light district. The team brought her out of the brothel where she had been exploited for sex.

"The Criminal Investigations Department and the local police worked quickly and efficiently to rescue this girl," said IJM Kolkata Field Office Director Biju Mathew. "We are all grateful that she does not have to be abused by brothel customers and instead can rest in a home and in a bed that is safe."

IJM Assists Mumbai Police with Anti-Trafficking Operation

MUMBAI, INDIA – Last week, in response to proof gathered by IJM, Mumbai police acted quickly to rescue several young women who were trapped in a brothel.

When IJM and police arrived on the night of the rescue, the women who had confided to IJM caseworkers about the abusive conditions inside the brothel were present. Another young woman, who had arrived the very night before and had not yet been sold by the owner, was among those rescued.

IJM Cebu and Regional Anti-Trafficking Police Unit Rescue Girls Trafficked to Karaoke Bar

CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM Cebu worked with a special anti-trafficking unit of the Philippine National Police to rescue women and girls who were sexually exploited in a brothel that fronted as a karaoke bar in Cebu.

The rescue team entered the establishment around midnight on October 8, making their way to the back bar where girls had been sexually exploited in the private rooms available for customers to rent.