Sex Trafficking

IJM Manila: Traffickers Have No Business in Our Community

MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – Last week, a bar where minors had been trafficked and sold for sex was permanently closed – underscoring the Philippines’ commitment to fight sex trafficking. Officers from the Philippines National Bureau of Investigations (NBI), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), local police and IJM staff were present for the closing.

IJM Chennai Works with Government to Rescue Families from Slavery, Trapped for Over a Decade

CHENNAI, INDIA – Late last week, government officials rescued families from neighboring rice mills, where they had been forced to work as slaves – for over a decade.

IJM presented the evidence of forced labor slavery to the district government, assisting with the operation and providing immediate crisis care to the laborers. Three men and one young boy were taken to a hospital for necessary medical attention. The little boy had burned his hand at the rice mill – and the owner refused to provide treatment.

Rescued from a Brothel in Cambodia, Trafficking Survivors Receive Crisis Care from IJM

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – This week in Cambodia, IJM worked with local police to rescue girls and women from a brothel where they were sold for sex.

The brothel fronted as a karaoke bar, located in a rural province popular with tourists for its beaches. Customers selected girls from a display room where they sat in rows behind a glass wall, while pimps negotiated their sale.