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CHENNAI, INDIA – Another 117 former slaves are safely home this week following IJM’s third massive rescue operation with officials in India this year.
WASHINGTON, DC — An American expat will spend the rest of his life behind bars for child sexual abuse crimes committed in the Philippines.
The forced laborers shared their stories with authorities and explained how they had been working as slaves
BANGALORE, INDIA – In a single day, 260 people were rescued from forced labor slavery in brick factories just outside Bangalore. The remarkable operation was led by two state government officials, and is the largest rescue that IJM Bangalore has ever supported.
Nick Cienski #Stands4Freedom at 17,000 feet on Everest.
WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier this spring, Nick Cienski of Mission 14 and his team set out to begin his quest to complete the "6 Summits Challenge" a world record-setting expedition focused on attracting a global
Inside one of Nakul Bera’s notorious brothels.
KOLKATA, INDIA  — Three years ago in a district courtroom outside Kolkata, Maya* stood on the wooden witness stand and boldly shared her story.
SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — It was a typical Wednesday afternoon at a private house party in the Dominican Republic, the most-visited destination in the Caribbean. But moments after someone announced, “Let’s have the wine,” police stormed through the door.
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.
ACCRA, GHANA – Ten boys who grew up as slaves on Ghana’s Lake Volta are now free. On Friday, March 20, IJM embarked on our first-ever rescue operation in the region and, working side-by-side with Ghanaian authorities, rescued boys as young as 5 from wooden fishing canoes.

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