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Juliana (center) with Kathryn Wilkes and Florence Sitenda, Aftercare Specialist, immediately after the conviction in her case.
KAMPALA, UGANDA— By Kathryn Wilkes Kathryn Wilkes is the Field Office Director for IJM Kampala. She and her team have helped defend more than 1,000 widows and orphans from property grabbing. 
PAMPANGA, THE PHILIPPINES—Eleven suspects were arrested at a high-end entertainment bar where women and girls were being trafficked and exploited for sex in the heart of Angeles City.
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINCAN REPUBLIC -- A cutting-edge study recently released by International Justice Mission reveals that 1 in 10 victims of commercial sexual exploitation in the Dominican Republic are children. 
Boys pictured on the shore of Lake Volta, the world’s largest man-made reservoir.
Summary -IJM collaborated with officials from the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Ghana Police Service, Emergency Medical Team, and the Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Desperate to leave the brick factory, the forced labor slaves did not waste one moment and rushed to the vehicle that would lead them out to safety.
BANGALORE, INDIA – It was a typical day’s work for Chandan as he drove customers around his village in the state of Odisha in his cycle rickshaw, dropping them at their destination.
An IJM advocate speaks to Prema, center, on the night she is finally rescued from the violent brothel.
KOLKATA, INDIA – One of the most brutal brothel owners we have ever encountered in our work in India is facing ten years in prison for sex trafficking crimes in two cases. It’s the first time a trafficker has been convicted twice for these crimes in the state of West Bengal.
Undercover footage from one of Nakul Bera's brothels.
KOLKATA, INDIA – Seven years ago, Nakul Bera thought he was invincible. He ran two brothels with nearly 50 young women he had trafficked into a port town three hours outside Kolkata.
A young child mixes mud to make bricks just before IJM and the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) showed up at a brick kiln near Bangalore to free 25 bonded laborers.
BANGALORE, INDIA – Twenty-five people are now free thanks to an IJM-assisted operation on February 18. Held in forced labor slavery in a brick factory near Bangalore, the families were denied any opportunity to leave–even for medical aid.
PAMPANGA, THE PHIILIPPINES – A handwritten sign is still taped to the bar door: Gentlemen it’s time to close, it’s hotel and motel time. The message may be the last one the bar owners are able to post.
Massive rescue signals paradigm shift among government leaders in India.
CHENNAI, INDIA – More than three hundred people are waking up today in freedom. This time last week they were up before sunrise making bricks that would be sold for another’s profit.

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