Stories

Slavery is not just happening overseas. In the past 15 years, over 1,000 people have been freed from slavery in Florida's tomato fields.
Throughout our summer Recipe for Change campaign, we have been sharing the stories of some of the tomato farmworkers enslaved in Florida, and then set free through the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). Thanks to CIW and the U.S.
Each week, Recipe for Change will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.
A 16 year old girl ran away this week, from a home where she had been trapped for two months, forced to have sex with men night after night.
KOLKATA, INDIA – A 16-year-old girl was running down a residential street just outside Kolkata. She looked desperate, but determined. Neighbors stopped her, and asked her why she was running. She told them she was running away.
Throughout our Recipe for Change campaign this summer, we’ll be sharing stories about slavery in Florida’s tomato fields. We are grateful to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for providing this story. *** Adan’s Story
Each week, Recipe for Change will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.
IJM Chennai helped local government authorities to rescue men and women held as slaves, some for as many as 15 years.
CHENNAI, INDIA – This week, eight men and women were set free from forced labor slavery in India.
Last Tuesday, IJM Vice President of Government Relations Holly Burkhalter testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about effective tools and policy improvements that are needed to fight human trafficking in the next ten years. 
One way you can get involved is by writing a Letter to the Editor in your local paper. A thoughtful and pointed Letter to the Editor is one of the most potent communication tools for concerned citizens.
Each week, Recipe for Change will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world.

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