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The families were forced to stand knee-high salt water for hours harvesting 6-9” centipede worms from blocks of clay found in the water.
Written by Sanjay Sojwal, IJM Director of Field Communications, who is in India on assignment. 
A street in Chiang Mai. The victims included young teenage boys living on the streets.
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND — An American man is behind bars and facing charges for exploiting and abusing young teenage boys living on the city’s streets. In Thailand, he faces trafficking and sexual assault charges, and he may face additional charges abroad.
Cindi Wolk was rocked by stories of girls sold into the sex trade. "I just looked out that window and said, 'What can I do?'"
Seven years ago, Cindi Wolk sat in her sunny Tennessee kitchen, laid her head on the hardwood table and sobbed.
The legal team, contract advocates and public prosecutor outside of the court where most of the recent convictions took place.
KOLKATA, INDIA — A life-changing moment took place in Kolkata just a few weeks ago: Four traffickers were convicted for crimes exactly four years after IJM helped rescue 10 young women from commercial sexual exploitation.
MUMBAI, INDIA — Sixteen survivors now have an opportunity to heal in a safe place –all thanks to a partnership of two groups who wanted to make a difference.
PAMPANGA, THE PHILIPPINES — Four young women who were once exploited in “VIP rooms” in a seedy bar in the Philippines are now free. This past month, the local anti-trafficking police arrested three suspects, and rescued the young women, including one minor.
Dr. Tarquino, justice system actor meets with Fernando Rodriguez, previous Bolivia field office director.
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA — Thanks to a new law, IJM Bolivia has seen “miraculous” developments in the past eight months, according to Greg Tarrant, IJM Bolivia field office director.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — Police, government social workers, and NGO staff dedicated their time to a two-day workshop hosted by IJM Cambodia earlier this month.
One of the rooms in a Ugandan courthouse where land registration and other legal documents are stored.
Blog post by Ed Wilson. Ed Wilson is the Executive Director for IJM Canada. He recently returned from a one-week trip to visit our teams in the field in Uganda, where we defend widows and orphans from property grabbing.
CEBU, THE PHILIPPINES — Michael Refalo, a 61-year-old Australian national, is now behind bars, arrested on two charges of human trafficking by Philippine authorities.

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