Stories

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.
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. *** Mariano’s Story
The trafficking survivors prepare to leave the abusive bar where they had been trafficked for sexual exploitation.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – IJM Manila staff sat quietly with police officers from the National Bureau of Investigations and other members of the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). Minutes slowly ticked by, turning into hours.
IJM Kolkata mobilized within five minutes to respond to a call from the police, requesting assistance with an anti-trafficking operation at a small brothel.
KOLKATA, INDIA – Five minutes after they received a call from Kolkata police, IJM social workers and a lawyer were in a car and on their way to the brothel.
IJM Guatemala helped secure a 50-year sentence against the man who abused two brothers.
GUATEMALA CITY – IJM Guatemala's psychologist Miriam Cruz has helped many children prepare to share the truth in court. She remembers standing with brothers Marlon,* 16, and Adrian,* 13.
Look again at this photo. There’s something wrong. Tomato farms that join the Fair Food Program don’t have buckets that look like this one. But it’s not the bucket; it’s what inside!
Each week, the Recipe for Change campaign will feature a tomato recipe from a leader in the movement to end slavery, both here in the United States and around the world. You can sign up to get these recipes, along with information and stories on slavery in Florida's tomato fields an
Last month was a big month in the fight against trafficking. On the same day the U.S. State Department issued the annual Trafficking Persons (TIP) Report, Gary Haugen, founder and president of International Justice Mission received the abolition movement’s highest honor.
Marisol was distraught but determined to get help so other girls would not be deceived and abused like she had been. An undercover police officer posed as her friend, staging an operation to rescue Marisol and arrest the suspects.
MANILA, THE PHILIPPINES – When Marisol* first made the long drive from Manila to the provincial town nearly 80 miles from her home, she thought she was on her way to a better life.
Each week, the Recipe for Change campaign 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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